Politics & Government

May 1, 2009

Souter: A low-profile justice who frequently dissents

Supreme Court Justice David Souter is a private public man with a paradoxical track record. A Republican president, George H.W. Bush, appointed him, but conservatives came to loathe him. He wrote 156 majority opinions and 123 dissents, but few scream out for attention. He's a perfect gentleman during oral argument, but a dog with a bone when he's demanding answers.

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