Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr (Google eBook)

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Fordham Univ Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 690 pages
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Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. is an absorbing and readable biography of one of the most important Supreme Court Justices since World War II.
  

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Jeffries (Univ. of Virginia Sch. of Law) has painted a penetrating portrait of the jurist once described, without too much hyperbole, as "the most powerful man in America.'' Jeffries's work, however ... Read full review

Contents

THE RELUCTANT JUSTICE
1
EARLY LIFE
13
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
44
WARTIME
60
ULTRA SECRET
81
RISING STAR
115
A HARDLINE MODERATE
131
NATIONAL CITIZEN 19551971
183
THE SUPREME COURT
243
RACE AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
282
ABORTION
332
THE NIXON TAPES CASE
371
CRIME AND DEATH
398
BAKKE AND BEYOND
455
CHANGING TIMES
502
A SENSE OF DUTY
531

APPOINTMENT
222

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Page 11 - I do solemnly swear that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich ; and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent on me as , according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Page 11 - PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, To all who shall see these Presents, Greeting: KNOW YE; That reposing special trust and confidence in the Wisdom, Uprightness, and Learning of Lewis F.

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John C. Jeffries, Jr., graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and first in his class from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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