Breyer says Supreme Court not diminished with only 8 members

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Breyer says the court has not been diminished by having only eight members since the death of Antonin Scalia. Breyer made the comments May 23, 2016, in response to questions at an awards ceremony for lawyers. He said he thinks Scalia would have made a difference in only four or five cases out of more than 70 the court will decide this term. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Stephen Breyer said Monday that the Supreme Court has not been diminished by having only eight members since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February.

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