David Bazelon

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Birthday
3, 1909
Birthplace
Superior, WI
Death Date
Feb 19, 1993 (83)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1909
Birthplace
Superior, WI
Death Date
Feb 19, 1993 (83)

About

Judge on the District of Columbia Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. He held strong influence in the decisions of his and lesser courts.

Before Fame

After earning a law degree from Northwestern University he entered Illinois politics and at one point he befriended J. Edgar Hoover, future head of the FBI.

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Rather than continue to follow the traditional path of applying law, he brought in findings from social sciences and psychology to better examine the cases he handled.

Family Life

He was born in Superior, Wisconsin and his father Israel Bazelon ran a general store until his death when David was just a toddler.

Associated With

His decisions did not always sit well the the higher courts. Once in a 7-0 decision, William Rehnhquist and the Supreme Court overturned his ruling on the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.