Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.: A Biography
Jeffries, John C.
Price: 40.50 USD
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994. 690, illus., appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Lewis F. Powell, Jr., who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1972 until 1987, was an influential member of the bench who advanced the cause of justice in unalterable ways: his desegregation decisions, his opinions in abortion cases, and his support of the release of the Watergate tapes. The cooperation of Powell and his Supreme Court colleagues lends credibility to this judicious biography by one of his former law clerks, who now teaches at the University of Virginia School of Law. Powell, born in 1907, grew up in Virginia, ambitious and dutiful. From school lessons the author suggests stayed with him, Powell learned to respect both authority and the practical need to change. First Edition. First Printing. very good, very good.