Their result for Which Supreme Court Justice Are You Test ...
You are Justice David Souter
You agreed with Souter 76% of the time.
David Hackett Souter (born September 17, 1939) has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1990. He filled the seat vacated by William J. Brennan. Appointed to the Court by Republican President George H. W. Bush, he usually votes with the more liberal wing on the Roberts court. He currently ranks fourth in seniority among the Associate Justices.
At the time of Souter's appointment, John Sununu assured President Bush and conservatives that Souter would be a "home run" for conservatism. In his testimony before the Senate, Souter espoused the concepts of originalism and was thus thought by conservatives to be a strict constructionist on Constitutional matters. However, as a state's attorney and state Supreme Court judge, he had never been tested on matters of federal law.Initially, from 1990 to 1993, Souter tended to be a conservative-leaning Justice, although not as conservative as Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, or William Rehnquist. In Souter's first year, Souter and Scalia voted alike close to 85 percent of the time; Souter voted with Kennedy and O'Connor about 97 percent of the time. The symbolic turning point came in two cases in 1992, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in which the Court reaffirmed the essential holding in Roe v. Wade, and Lee v. Weisman, in which Souter voted against allowing prayer at a high school graduation ceremony.
In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Anthony Kennedy considered overturning Roe and upholding all the restrictions at issue in Casey. Souter considered upholding all the restrictions but still was uneasy about overturning Roe. After consulting with O'Connor, however, the three (who came to be known as the "troika") developed a joint opinion that upheld all the restrictions in the Casey case except for the mandatory notification of a husband while asserting the essential holding of Roe, that a right to an abortion is protected by the Constitution. Casey was decided by a 5 to 4 vote.
After the appointment of Clarence Thomas, Souter moved to the middle of the idealogical spectrum. By the late 1990s, Souter began to align himself more with Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on rulings, although as of 1995, he sided on more occasions with the most liberal justice, John Paul Stevens, than either Breyer and Ginsburg. On abortion, Souter began to vote to override restrictions he believed in back in 1992. On death penalty cases, worker rights cases, criminal rights cases, and other issues, Souter began voting with the liberals in the court. So while appointed by a Republican president and thus expected to be conservative, Souter is now considered part of the liberal wing of the Court.
According to The New York Times, Souter has "put himself in the camp of jurists who view the Constitution as a flexible set of principles that can evolve." However, Souter often employs originalist analysis in his opinions; though he often reaches very different conclusions than the Court's conservative wing.
Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)
They scored 43% on Alito, higher than 44% of your peers.
They scored 35% on Scalia, higher than 39% of your peers.
They scored 35% on Thomas, higher than 36% of your peers.
They scored 40% on Roberts, higher than 40% of your peers.
They scored 56% on Kennedy, higher than 36% of your peers.
They scored 68% on Stevens, higher than 59% of your peers.
They scored 76% on Souter, higher than 79% of your peers.
They scored 63% on Breyer, higher than 61% of your peers.
They scored 71% on Ginsburg, higher than 68% of your peers.
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