Justice Breyer Unloads Stocks To Avoid Recusals

Law360, New York (October 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will shed a majority of his stocks in an effort to avoid conflicts of interest so that he can potentially hear more cases on the court's docket.

A Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed Monday that Justice Breyer would unload stocks after the court was forced to reject a few appeals for the 2008-2009 term that would have represented a conflict for the judge.

Judge Breyer has more stock holdings than any of his colleagues, including holdings in Procter & Gamble...
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