Potter Stewart


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Stewart, Potter,

1915–85, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1958–81), b. Jackson, Mich. After receiving (1941) his law degree from Yale, he was admitted to the Ohio bar. He later practiced law in Cincinnati. A U.S. Circuit Court judge from 1954 to 1958, he was appointed by President Eisenhower to replace Harold H. Burton on the Supreme Court. An advocate of the careful exercise of judicial review, Stewart limited his decisions to narrow questions of law and rarely ruled on broad constitutional issues.

Stewart, Potter

(1915–85) Supreme Court justice; born in Jackson, Mich. He was in private practice and involved in Cincinnati politics when he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals (1954–58). President Eisenhower named him to the U.S. Supreme Court (1959–81) where he took independent and moderate judicial positions.
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But in what would become the crucial opinions, Potter Stewart and Byron White focused on the rarity of death sentences.
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Ethics can't be dealt with as Justice Potter Stewart famously dealt with the inherent complexity of pornography.
Brennan (1956-90), Charles Whittaker (1957-62), and Potter Stewart (1958-81)-and an assessment of their record on civil liberties.
8) However, in his majority opinion, Justice Potter Stewart pointed out that Hoffa was not relying on the security of his hotel room to keep information from the government; rather, "he was relying upon his misplaced confidence that Partin would not reveal his wrongdoing.
Justice White entered Yale Law School one year behind his Court colleague-to-be, the late Justice Potter Stewart.
Many may have skateboarded at one time, or at least pushed down the street now and then, Where and how to differentiate these kooks from legitimate former skaters such as "retired" pros is a line I refuse to draw, but like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart wrote about pornography in 1964, I know it when I see it.