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David Souter is the New Hampshire lawyer and judge who was named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1990 by President George Bush. As a little-known judge from a small state, David Souter was a surprise choice for the Supreme Court; he came warmly recommended by New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman, a Bush confidant. Souter disappointed some conservatives by voting to uphold abortion rights in a 1992 decision, and over time he became known as a moderate-to-liberal member of the Court. (He was one of the f More »
Name at Birth: David Hackett Souter
Born: September 17, 1939 (Melrose, Massachusetts)


David Hackett Souter is a retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He served from October 1990 until his retirement in June 2009.


Regarded by Republicans as a “home run” nomination to support their ideologies , Justice Souter furthered his status as an enigma and surprised everyone ...


Sep 8, 2017 ... Read CNN's Fast Facts on David Souter, the former Supreme Court Associate Justice.


Jul 9, 2018 ... As much as any single justice, David Souter—for who he was, and who he wasn't —fundamentally altered the political terrain on which the ...


Remarks Announcing the Nomination of David H. Souter To Be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and a Question-and-Answer ...


May 14, 2012 ... Before retiring from the Supreme Court in 2009, liberal Justice David Souter penned a dissent so critical of the court's conservative justices, ...


Apr 12, 2017 ... The real turning point in the judicial wars happened in 1990.


David H. Souter Position: Associate Justice. Judicial Offices: Souter served as an Associate Justice for the New Hampshire Superior Court (1978-83), Associate ...


Jun 7, 2018 ... Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter issues Thursday's decision.