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Judging the Candidates to Replace Souter

Supreme Court Justice David Souter has long said that he wanted to leave the court and Washington. An intensely private native of small town New Hampshire, he...

David Souter: An 18th Century Man

In this the age of shameless self-promotion, Supreme Court nominee David Souter comes onto the national stage as an oddity. No one knows quite what to make of a...

David Souter; Supreme Confidence

In New Hampshire legal circles, David Souter is renowned for getting to the bottom line faster than any other judge in the state's history. In Washington last...

Law: Mr. Souter Comes to Town

Even before David Souter takes his place as the 105th Justice of the Supreme Court, he has been assured a place in history. Well into the next century, future...

A Blank Slate

If there is anything George Bush dislikes more than eating broccoli, it is taking risks. Thus when he learned on July 20 that Justice William J. Brennan was...

Are Liberal Judges Really 'Judicial Activists'?

"Judicial activism" is the No. 1 conservative talking point on the law these days. Liberal judges, the argument goes, make law, while conservative judges simply...

Yes, Judges Do Legislate

Supreme court confirmation hearings are often dismissed as a kind of ritualized theater that reveals little about the judicial philosophy of nominees. But this...

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