Transition from Policymaker to Judge - A Matter of Deference
FIRST PARAGRAPH(S)|It is a pleasure to be here today. My involvement with Creighton Law School begins with my wife, Virginia, who is a 1983 graduate. I sincerely appreciate the role that this institution played in her education and development. And she has spoken fondly of those who taught her here. Though some may say that I am biased, my unbiased and objective view is that she well represents this institution and her fellow graduates. In considering topics for this lecture, prudence played a significant role in my choice. One is often tempted to be far more ambitious than time or resources allow. And, there are wonderful topics that have been the focus of my personal musings and the subject of many discussions with my clerks. Most of these topics are fascinating to me but, as I have so often learned, what is fascinating to me is no measure of the interest of others. There is also the temptation to attempt to show just how brilliant one is, by rhetorically charting a course at the limits of abstraction and obscurity - and most certainly at or beyond the limits of one's intellect...
26 Creighton L. Rev. 241 (1992-1993)
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