February 13th, 2012
04:20 PM ET

Supreme Court justice robbed at Caribbean vacation home

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed at by an intruder armed with a machete last week, while vacationing in the Caribbean island of Nevis, where the family own a vacation home, a court spokeswoman said Monday.

His wife and two other guests were in the home at the time, but officials say no one was hurt in the incident.

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  1. George Campbell

    What 5th grader wrote this article?

    February 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      you've never been robbed at?

      February 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • laughingstock

      No kidding. "Robbed at by an intruder" and improper use of commas? What a waste of space and time to read this crap.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • James K.

      I've never robbed at anyone, but I certainly have rubbed at people a time or two.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jared

      It's nice when you can make your article into a single giant sentence.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DMo

    He was "robbed at by an intruder armed with a machete"?

    February 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • yabbut

      Yes! And not only that, the "family own a vacation home" there.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack Be Humble

      I am guessing the original writer wrote it as "robbed at machete point by a man with a machete" - and decided that phrasing would be redundant.

      The guy IS a Supreme Court Justice. So it's news. It is a case of "man waves machete at dog." 😀

      February 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rob B

    Seriously, is this a professional writing this...look at what our schools are teaching!?!?

    February 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      "Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?" – George W. Bush

      February 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. wow cnn you suck

    funny that this was breaking news today and it happened last week wow. My comment is longer than this story

    February 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • no one

      and doesn't contain as many errors.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. @George Campbell

    My son, hes in 3rd grade actually. 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fearlessdude

    The rich and famous not only buy fine European cars and other imported goodies, they buy their vacation cottage in foreign lands. My question: if they like all the not-American stuff so much, why don't they just leave and immigrate to their favorite land. I buy Chevrolet and I spend my vacation money at Mammoth Lakes or some other spot in the Sierra mountains.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • yabbut

      Excellent question.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JW

    There are like 2 people on the island that might have done this. How hard will it be to track them down.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ATLdoogie

    I bet he just went from a lberal to a get tough on crime conservative.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John Rensen

    Right. It does read as though someone used google translate to translate it from another language.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. James K.

    Two sentences. One incorrect. I give you an F.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rufus

    Obama's $3.8 trillion budget is going to rob us blind. Third world here we come.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric of Reseda

      I guess you missed the part where 8 years of Bush plummeted this country into the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Now, FACTUALLY, the economy is getting better under Obama. Or that we are STILL payin goff the national deficit incurred by Reagan and Bush 1. Deal with it...Stop believing those that are playing you like a fool.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. no one

    This isn't news... simply because no one cares, as shown by the low quality of writing.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. micrometer

    Wonder what the good Justice thinks about a personal right to bear arms now as in the second amendment even though this was not on US soil.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pete/Ark

    We have some marvelous vacation spots in our country...most of them are well-policed and well-protected...and it's part of our economy...get a condo on South Padre or a boat on the Red Neck Riviera...Buy American. BTW...glad nobody got hurt.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fiona

      Or the US Virgin Islands? or Puerto Rico? Ahem...Pete from Arkansas? I know the schools in your state stink, but really!

      February 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • lordpet

      So going away on vacation is unpatriotic and anti-American now? It's ok to go visit other cultures: really, it is.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • You can call me ray

      expected it to be dc

      February 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • MMallon

      More protectionist drivel. Capitalism doesn't recognize borders. This "Buy American" nonsense only helps to further a distort an already reeling market by funneling money into unfavorable investments.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • joey

      peter, peter, pumpkin eater, saw a geography teacher, but could not beat her

      February 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. us1776

    This article is proof that we seriously need to do more to fund education.

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    February 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
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