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Monday, December 03, 2018
President George H. W. Bush and Justice Powell
Lewis F. Powell Jr. apparently first met George H. W. Bush around 1974. That is when they began a correspondence that discussed domestic and world politics. National Security was a topic important to both of them, and that is borne out in their letters. They wrote of family and friends, as well. They and their… Continue reading President George H. W. Bush and Justice Powell
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
New Look, Same Content
After a lengthy delay, the Powell Archives website has joined the Law Library and the Law School as a whole in migrating to the Ingeniux content management system. There are still links to reestablish and other cleanup to be done, but rest assured that returning users will find all of their favored content here. Supreme… Continue reading New Look, Same Content
Thursday, September 14, 2017
110th Anniversary of the Birth of Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.
Lewis F. Powell Jr. is justifiably identified with Richmond, Virginia. Aside from his U.S. Army service in World War II and his time on the Supreme Court of the United States, he spent his entire life there — with the exception of his first two months of life. As you can read in the clipping… Continue reading 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Powell Archives Turns 25
above — Dean Randall Bezanson, Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr., Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Josephine R. Powell at Dedication of the Lewis F. Powell Jr Archives. Twenty-five years ago, on April 2-4, 1992, ceremonies, dinners and an academic symposium marked the dedication of the Lewis F. Powell Jr. Archives, and of the addition… Continue reading Powell Archives Turns 25
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Justice Ginsburg and Justice Powell
Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. had been a Retired Justice for six years when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. They did, however, have some interactions. On learning of the nomination, Powell wrote to her saying, “Your nomination to fill the vacancy on this Court created by Byron White’s retirement… Continue reading Justice Ginsburg and Justice Powell