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December 23, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Speak at the National Archives on January 14

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Washington, DC…On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the National Archives launches a series of conversations with the Supreme Court Justices of the United States with an evening with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Yale law professor and Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar will lead the discussion, focusing on ideas, viewpoints, and issues related to the Constitution and their impact on the American people.

The free program (which will be streamed live online-a link will be posted on Archives.gov) begins at 7 p.m. in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building, located near the National Mall.

The program is open to press coverage, but press seating is limited. Please RSVP in advance to public.affairs@nara.gov.

Following the program will be a limited book signing of Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View with Associate Justice Breyer.

The program is free and open to the public. The National Archives Building is located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Attendees should enter through the Special Events entrance on 7th and Constitution Ave, NW.

Due to the popularity of this program, seating will be very limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Free tickets will be distributed at the National Archives Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue, beginning one hour prior to the start time. You must be present to receive a ticket. Theater doors will open 30 minutes prior to start time.

The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please email public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 before the event to ensure proper arrangements are secured. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., daily.

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at www.archives.gov.

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