Balls and Strikes

June 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

The New York Times has recently carried a number of articles discussing former Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s commencement address at Harvard. Linda Greenhouse puts Justice Souter’s comments in the context of Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education. An editorial discusses Souter’s implied critique of Chief Justice John Roberts’s assertion (during his confirmation hearings at the U.S. Senate) that a Supreme Court justice’s job is like that of a baseball umpire calling balls and strikes. The Harvard Gazette has the full text of David Souter’s speech.


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