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Harry A. BlackmunThe Outsider Justice$
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Tinsley Yarbrough

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195141238

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141238.001.0001

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“A Ton of Bricks”

“A Ton of Bricks”

(p.113) Chapter 4 “A Ton of Bricks”
Harry A. Blackmun

Tinsley E. Yarbrough

Oxford University Press

Both John Sanborn and Warren Burger played no small part in how Harry Blackmun was to attain an appointment to the Eight Circuit. Warren Burger may have been the most appropriate choice to replace Earl Warren, since much of President Nixon's campaigns entailed attacks on Warren court rulings that seemed too liberal, promoted disrespect for law and order, and increased the incidences of violent crimes. Because he was impressed by Burger's stand regarding such issues, the president initially nominated Burger for the center seat at the Supreme Court. Soon after that, though, Blackmun was also nominated a seat at the Supreme Court. This chapter points out several views and interviews with officials and with Blackmun's family regarding Blackmun's nomination, and attention is also given to how the nominee possessed a close association with Chief Justice Burger.

Keywords:   John Benjamin Sanborn, Warren Burger, Eighth Circuit, President Nixon, Supreme Court

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