David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican on the Rehnquist Court

David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican on the Rehnquist Court

by Tinsley E. Yarbrough, David H. Souter
     
 

When the first President Bush chose David Hackett Souter for the Supreme Court in 1990, the slender New Englander with the shy demeanor and ambiguous past was quickly dubbed a "stealth candidate". Since his appointment, Souter has embraced a flexible, evolving, and highly pragmatic judicial style that embraces a high regard for precedent—even liberal

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When the first President Bush chose David Hackett Souter for the Supreme Court in 1990, the slender New Englander with the shy demeanor and ambiguous past was quickly dubbed a "stealth candidate". Since his appointment, Souter has embraced a flexible, evolving, and highly pragmatic judicial style that embraces a high regard for precedent—even liberal decisions of the Warren and Burger Courts with which he may have personally disagreed. Ultimately, Yarbrough contends, Souter has become the principal Rehnquist Court opponent of the originalist, text-bound jurisprudence that many of the more conservative Justices profess to champion. Sifting through Souter's opinions, papers of the Justice's contemporaries and other relevant records and interviews, esteemed Supreme Court biographer Tinsley Yarbrough here gives us the real David Souter, crafting a fascinating account of one of the heretofore most elusive Justices in the history of the Court.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195159332
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Series:
Transgressing Boundaries Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. New England Yankee
2. New Hampshire Judge
3. "Stealth Candidate"
4. Common Law Justice
5. Constitutional Nationalist
6. Traditional Republican
Epilogue
Bibliographical Note
Notes
Index

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