Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

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The Court is perhaps one of the last citadels of jealously preserved individualism.

Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. (19 September 190725 August 1998) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He developed a reputation as a judicial moderate, and was known as a master of compromise and consensus-building. He was also widely well-regarded by contemporaries due to his personal good manners and politeness.

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1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

  • The Court is perhaps one of the last citadels of jealously preserved individualism. For the most part, we function as nine, small independent law firms.
    • Los Angeles Times (10 September 1981).

1990s[edit]

  • I think I probably made a mistake in the Hardwick case... I do think it was inconsistent in a general way with Roe. When I had the opportunity to reread the opinions a few months later, I thought the dissent had the better of the arguments.

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