Brian Lehrer did a fascinating segment today on former Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s commencement speech at Harvard last week. From the four minutes he played, it sounds like one for the history books: a vigorous repudiation of strict constructionism through the lens of Plessy vs. Ferguson and Brown vs. Board of Ed. I’m definitely going to check out the entire speech tonight.
Here’s the link:
Text only: here
Here’s hoping Souter’s brand of judicial thought wins out in the long run!