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Harry A. Blackmun: The Outsider Justice

Tinsley Yarbrough


Justice Harry A. Blackmun, author of the majority opinion in Roe vs. Wade, was the pivotal figure in one of the most contentious decisions in Supreme Court history and indeed the most divisive issue facing the Court today. This book is a penetrating account of the life and career of one of the most outspoken and complicated figures of the modern Supreme Court. As a justice, Blackmun stood at the pinnacle of the American judiciary. Yet when he took his seat on the Court, Justice Blackmun felt “almost desperate,” overwhelmed with feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy over the immense responsibil ... More

Keywords: Harry A. Blackmun, Supreme Court, justice, American judiciary, Harvard, Minneapolis, Mayo Clinic, Roe vs. Wade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195141238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141238.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tinsley Yarbrough, author
East Carolina University