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Souter, David Hackett,

1939–, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1990–2009), b. Melrose, Mass. A graduate of the Harvard Law School, he served as New Hampshire's attorney general (1976–78), and on the state's superior court (1978–83) before being named to the New Hampshire Supreme Court (1983–90). After serving only a short time as a judge on the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals (1990), he was named by President George H. W. Bush in July, 1990, to the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing William BrennanBrennan, William Joseph, Jr.,
1906–97, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1956–90), b. Newark, N.J. After receiving his law degree from Harvard, he practiced law in Newark.
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. Although regarded initially as a conservative, Souter emerged by the mid-1990s as key to a moderate bloc that resisted pressures from the political right to undo Court precedents of the 1960s and 70s.
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In 1990, in one room, was sitting David Souter, and in another room was sitting Edith Jones, the rock-ribbed conservative jurist on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
You may want to be a little on your guard the next time you find yourself seated next to David Souter and find yourself dozing off, for whatever reason.
From 2013 to 2014, he served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to retired Justice David Souter.
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Greenfield, a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice David Souter, explains:
BACK IN 2005, when the Supreme Court approved the use of drug-detecting dogs during routine traffic stops, dissenting Justice David Souter noted that "the infallible dog .
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She replaces Justice David Souter, a reliable liberal and supporter of Roe.
Sotomayor will replace retiring Justice David Souter, a liberal voice in the court.
The court has been closely divided with four liberal and five conservative members, and Sotomayor andrsquo;s appointment as the replacement to Justice David Souter, a liberal who retires from his position this year, kept that balance.
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Sotomayor offered a polite, brief but firm rebuttal in her opening statement, her first substantive remarks since Obama nominated her in May to replace Justice David Souter, who retired last month.