Business Has An Amicus In Stephen Breyer

On the surface, Stephen G. Breyer and Lewis F. Powell Jr. couldn't be more different. Breyer, a U.S. Appeals Court judge with Democratic ties, jogs to work in high-top sneakers and V-neck undershirts. He revels in plotting routes to maximize his frequent-flier miles--a byproduct of the airline deregulation he helped fashion as a Senate aide. Powell, by contrast, was a buttoned-down, Republican corporate lawyer when he joined the Supreme Court in 1972.

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