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Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. (September 19, 1907 – August 25, 1998) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Powell developed a reputation as a judicial centrist who was known for consensus-building during his tenure. He was known for drafting the Powell Memorandum, a confidential memorandum for the US Chamber of Commerce that described a road map to defend and further the Chamber of Commerce's concept of free-enterprise capitalism against perceived socialist, communist, and fascist cultural trends.

Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
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That's the legacy, to our society, of Lewis Powell, as carried out by his corporate clients. Its impact will take years – or more likely decades – to undo, and only if all the rest of us get together to work at it. Photo: Official portrait of Justice Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. Color negative by Robert S. Oakes – Library of ...
That's the legacy, to our society, of Lewis Powell, as carried out by his corporate clients. Its impact will take years – or more likely decades – to undo, and only if all the rest of us get together to work at it. Photo: Official portrait of Justice Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. Color negative by Robert S. Oakes – Library of ...

23, 1971, Lewis Powell, then a well-connected conservative corporate ... Photo: Official portrait of Justice Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. Color ...
23, 1971, Lewis Powell, then a well-connected conservative corporate ... Photo: Official portrait of Justice Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. Color ...
After the Republican governor of California, Earl Warren, was appointed chief justice by President Dwight Eisenhower, the case was reargued, and he corralled the disparate elements to a point of unanimity that left no doubt that an epochal page of ...
By the time he retired, many recognized how unfairly he had been treated. In 1983, the federal building in Greenville, South Carolina was renamed in his honor.

Former Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell argued in a 1978 case that diversity was essential to a universities mission. The more diverse the faculty and student body, the more robust will be the exchange of ideas.
Lithwick: Senator, let's go back to 1971 and the so-called Powell Memo, and this is written before Lewis Powell is on the Supreme Court.
Lewis F. Powell Papers, Washington & Lee Law School. Bench Memo from Justice Powell's Law Clerk, Larry Hammond, before the second oral argument in Roe v. ... But for complicated reasons, Chief Justice Warren Burger wanted to re-argue the cases with two ...
... selection after Bork's defeat. He was approved by a 97-0 vote. Bork, who died in 2012 at the age of 85, was only the 12th person to be rejected by the Senate during a historic political battle for the spot left open when Justice Lewis Powell Jr ...
Earl Warren, the former chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, had but a few more hours left on earth, after a storied life advancing civil rights and liberties.
One of the strangest sentences in American law comes from Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. "Under the First Amendment," he wrote, in 1974, "there is no such thing as a false idea.
In a concurring opinion, Justice Lewis Powell wrote, "I cannot say that conduct condemned for hundreds of years has now become a fundamental right.
Arthur Curry, also known as "Aquaman", is considered one of the most important members of the "Justice League".
In fact, former ABA President and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell was a driving force in its creation. President Richard Nixon signed the LSC Act into law on July 25, 1974.
Legal Services was launched as part of Lyndon B. Johnson's war on poverty with the support of the American Bar Association led by Lewis F. Powell, Jr., who later served on the Supreme Court. Later ... Legal aid is about fairness in the justice system.".
Legal Services was launched as part of Lyndon B. Johnson's war on poverty with the support of the American Bar Association led by Lewis F. Powell, Jr., who later served on the Supreme Court. Later ... Legal aid is about fairness in the justice system.".

"The Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice shall have jurisdiction over the following subject matters: constitutional amendments, constitutional rights, Federal civil rights, claims against the United States, non-immigration private claims ...
It began in 1971, when Lewis Powell, who was then an attorney for the Chamber of Commerce, wrote a confidential memorandum that was a blueprint for conservative corporations to reclaim America for the chamber.
The Supreme Court makeup at that time (1973) was Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nixon), William Brennan (Eisenhower), Potter Stewart (Eisenhower), Byron White (Kennedy), Thurgood Marshall (Johnson), Harry Blackmun (Nixon), Lewis Powell (Nixon), ...
More diverse campuses facilitate more creative atmospheres because of widened exposure to a variety of ideas, Chang said, drawing from Justice Lewis Powell's opinion. Quoting John Payton, the former president of the NAACP legal defense and ...
Watt's brother-in-law, Bud L. Sellers and Frances Lewis Powell also were charged with conspiring with Watts in a series of 10 bombings and several shootings at the Free Welcome Holiness Church.
His experience includes service as a law clerk, including as a Supreme Court clerk; as a lawyer in private practice and in the Department of Justice; and, for the past decade, as a federal appeals court judge. Gorsuch's last job had been a requirement ...
The nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch has moved into a phase that is unique to the Supreme Court confirmation process: trying to predict how a justice will vote on particular issues and cases in the future. ... by a series of nominees by Republican ...
Her withdrawal took place six years after Douglas Ginsburg, President Reagan's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, admitted to smoking marijuana as a student and a law professor. When this was revealed, Ginsburg requested that his ...
3, 1988 confirmation vote is flawed, as the vacancy Kennedy filled opened June 26, 1987, with the resignation of Justice Lewis Powell. Given a ten-week period typical between nomination for and confirmation to the High Court, Garland's final senatorial ...
But he is willing to live with diversity as the legal basis of affirmative action as outlined in 1978, when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell Jr. suggested that the educational benefits of diversity justified the use of race in admissions in the ...
Back in 1978, an opinion by Justice Lewis F. Powell banned racial quotas with one hand and created "diversity" as a criterion with the other.
... triggered a firestorm among a number of senators. Ginsburg withdrew his name from consideration nine days after his nomination, and Reagan picked Anthony Kennedy four days later to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Lewis Powell.
Back in 1978, an opinion by Justice Lewis F. Powell banned racial quotas with one hand and created "diversity" as a criterion with the other.
Back in 1978, an opinion by Justice Lewis F. Powell banned racial quotas with one hand and created "diversity" as a criterion with the other.
The Democrats changed all that in 1987 when President Ronald Reagan nominated Robert Bork to replace the retiring Justice Lewis Powell. Bork, a former Yale Law School professor and U.S. Solicitor General, was, like Garland, a judge of the U.S. Court of ...
Back in 1978, an opinion by Justice Lewis F. Powell banned racial quotas with one hand and created "diversity" as a criterion with the other.
Back in 1978, an opinion by Justice Lewis F. Powell banned racial quotas with one hand and created "diversity" as a criterion with the other.
That yawning economic gap opened up after corporate America captured Washington in the late 1970s, mobilized by a largely unknown call to arms by Lewis Powell, then a highly influential corporate attorney and soon to become a Supreme Court justice.
Back in 1978, an opinion by Justice Lewis F. Powell banned racial quotas with one hand and created "diversity" as a criterion with the other.
Analysis of the papers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. sheds new light on a nearly 45-year-old ruling involving journalist's privilege, according to William E. Lee at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass ...
Partisan forces have labored mightily for decades to erode the influence of what former Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell once called the "perfectly respectable elements of society" such as the media, science, universities and government.
Although federal rights are generally incorporated into state laws under the Fourteenth Amendment, this is an exception thanks to then-justice Lewis Powell. When the court voted 4-4 on whether unanimous verdicts were necessary, Powell broke the tie by ...
"[New York Times Supreme Court reporter Linda] Greenhouse maintains that it was Roe and its reception that forced Blackmun to begin the rest of his life and become Justice Blackmun. Doubtless, conservatives would say that Greenhouse herself played a ...
As the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Garland stopped hearing cases after being nominated by Obama in March to fill the seat of Justice Antonin G. Scalia, who died in February. Garland's chances of ...
"Courtesy" votes have been around for decades on the U.S. Supreme Court. The New York Times, in a story Monday, cited a 1985 opinion by then Justice Lewis F. Powell explaining his reluctance to issue a "courtesy" vote in one death penalty case in which ...
In a 1985 concurrence, Justice Lewis F. Powell explained his reluctant decision to supply such a courtesy vote. The inmate's case had "no merit whatever," he wrote.
We're now reminded of Lewis F. Powell Jr. (an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, nominated by Richard Nixon) who drafted the 1971 confidential Powell Memorandum for the U.S.
As the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Garland stopped hearing cases after being nominated by Obama in March to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Garland's chances of getting ...
Before Miers, the two previous unsuccessful nominees to the court were, like Garland, judges on the appeals court in the nation's capital.
It's the work of helping justice to roll down like a mighty stream," he said. "This Jesus Movement - following the word of Jesus - will set this world free; set us all free.
The last Supreme Court justices who was appointed with no prior judicial experience before current Justice Elena Kagan were President Richard Nixon's simultaneous appointees, Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist. (Harriet Miers, whom President George ...
The last Supreme Court justices who was appointed with no prior judicial experience before current Justice Elena Kagan were President Richard Nixon's simultaneous appointees, Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist. (Harriet Miers, whom President George ...
"The president's absolute immunity is a functionally mandated incident of his unique office, rooted in the constitutional tradition of the separation of powers and supported by the Nation's history," wrote Justice Lewis Franklin Powell in the majority ...


 

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