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Individual And Community: An Appreciation Of Mr. Justice Powell, Christina B. Whitman Jan 1982

Individual And Community: An Appreciation Of Mr. Justice Powell, Christina B. Whitman

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When the nomination of Lewis F. Powell, Jr., to the Supreme Court of the United States was submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee ten years ago, much was made of his extraordinary record of service to his city, his state, and his profession.1 Justice Powell's career has been a model of individual responsibility to society. His belief in the value of civic life, and in the desirability of making such a life available to everyone, has been a dominant influence in his work on the Supreme Court. In what follows, I shall attempt to define some of the ...