The Enduring Example of John Marshall Harlan: 'Virtue as Practice' in the Supreme Court
William W. Van Alstyne
Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School
July 26, 2011
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-106
New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 1991
This recount of Justice Harlan's opinions during the Warren Court finds his opinions at odds with the Warren Court's typical notions of progress. Yet this paper also finds that Justice Harlan held truth to be a paramount value, sometimes foregoing a rigid sense of justice in favor of what he held to be the truth.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Justice HarlanAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 26, 2011
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