In January of 1977, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., marked his fifth anniversary as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Any definitive evaluation of Justice Powell at this hopefully still early stage of his judicial service is impossible. Yet the 1975 term of Court-Powell's fifth-marked him as a Justice of great collegial impact and, in terms of his own career, saw a coming of age: an end, if you will, to the beginning.
J. H. Wilkinson III,
Hon. Lewis F. Powell, Jr.: Five Years on the Supreme Court: Mr. Justice Powell: An Overview,
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