Of 107 Justices in 205 years, only twelve have served longer than thirty years, and every long-serving Justice has made a substantial contribution to the institution - offering a steady and dedicated response to the judicial challenges of an era, asserting leadership at a time of national crisis, or articulating a large constitutional vision. The personal qualities and life experiences that a new Justice brings to the Court contain the seeds of the individual's judicial service. Justice White, a skeptical but unflinching democrat, was no exception.
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Lewis F. Powell Jr., Rhesa H. Barksdale, David M. Ebel, Lance Liebman & Charles Fried,
A Tribute to Justice Byron R. White,
Harv. L. Rev.
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