October 1, 2006
SCOTUS fun: Name that Justice!
With Supreme Court previews and forecasts are all the rage, I found this piece about a particular Justice very interesting. Without clicking through to the link, see if you can name the Justice with this personal background:
[He] was a zealous prosecutor, passionately anti-Communist, pro-business, anti-New Deal, anti-gambling, anti-pornography, tough on crime..., and he favored interning California's Japanese and their American-born children after Pearl Harbor.... [H]e was a dedicated husband and father of six, an avid hunter, camper and hiker, a Mason, a passionate baseball and football fan and a regular churchgoer....
Reading just a brief account of this Justice's pre-SCOTUS personal history confirms my instinct to place very little stock in most predictions (and assertions) about who Justices are and what they are likely to decide.
Some related SCOTUS preview posts:
- A criminal start to OT '06 for SCOTUS
- SCOTUS preview season in high gear
- Time to take some more Blakely and Booker cases....
- SCOTUS soft on crime as it fills its docket
- Joint advice for SCOTUS on Cunningham
- Ideas for starting a SCOTUS fantasy league?
October 1, 2006 at 06:28 PM | Permalink
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Sounds like that reactionary devil Earl Warren, to me! Impeach Earl Warren!!
Posted by: Peter G | Oct 2, 2006 9:48:11 PM