Potter Stewart (January 23, 1915 – December 7, 1985) was an American lawyer and judge who served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1958 to 1981. During his tenure, he made major contributions to criminal justice reform , civil rights, access to the courts, and Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.
Potter Stewart, (born Jan. 23, 1915, Jackson, Mich., U.S.—died Dec. 7, 1985, Hanover, N.H.), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court (1958–81). Stewart was admitted to the bar in New York and Ohio in 1941 and after World War II settled in Cincinnati .
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A centrist and pragmatic member of a fiercely divided Court, Justice Potter Stewart was an influential swing vote who helped to tip the scales on many important decisions over his 22 years on the bench. Justice Stewart was born to a wealthy and politically powerful Ohio Republican family.
May 21, 2018 · U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart (1915-1985) was a strong supporter of civil rights and of First and Fourteenth amendment rights to freedom of expression. During the Burger Court period of his service he functioned as "swing man" with Justice Byron R. White.
Aug 10, 2023 · Potter Stewart (1915–1985), associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1958 to 1981, is frequently remembered for his famous nondefinition of obscenity: “I know it when I see it.”