TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P40

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P40 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 378 STEWART POTTER Potter Stewart. PHOTOGRAPH BY CHASE LTD. COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES for witty phrases made him highly quotable but his inconsistent voting record left only an ambiguous mark on . law. At age 43 he was among the youngest appointees to the Court and at age 66 also one of the youngest justices to retire. Born in Jackson Michigan on January 23 1915 Stewart came from old money and a family steeped in law and politics. Educated at University School Hotchkiss as well as at Yale Cambridge and Yale Law School he earned his law degree from Yale in 1941. A stint on Wall Street followed. He served in the . Navy during world war ii and returned to Ohio after the war. After working for a large law firm in his home state Stewart briefly followed his father s footsteps into politics. james garfield Stewart had been mayor of Cincinnati and a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. Potter Stewart served on the city council and as vice mayor but he soon abandoned political life to build his own legal practice. in 1954 President Eisenhower appointed Stewart to the federal bench. Stewart s high profile in the Ohio bar made him an attractive candidate for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals where he served for the next four years. He was widely respected for his competence and efficiency as an appellate judge and Eisenhower returned to him in 1958 when a seat opened on the Supreme Court. Although southern senators who disliked his embrace of school desegregation offered scattered opposition to his appointment the nomination easily succeeded. on the Supreme Court Stewart was a moderate justice. He was criticized for indecision chiefly because he was often the unpredictable swing vote in cases that pitted the warren Court s activist and judicial restraint blocs against each other. Stewart however followed his instincts on the Court without obvious resort to ideology or doctrine. To the question of whether he was liberal or conservative he .