Byron White: Roe Decision an Exercise of Raw Judicial Power

On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, read about how Byron White stood against the landmark decision.

Patriot Gaines

In reviewing the life of former Supreme Court Justice Byron White, there is a grave injustice in understating what this ‘man for all seasons’ accomplished. As a high school senior, he graduated at the top of his class in Wellington, CO, not far from Ft. Collins. He also secured a nice scholarship to play football at the top college in the state, the University of Colorado in Boulder.

This young man would graduate at the top of his class in Boulder, while also accepting a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. But not before receiving the highest salary in the history of the NFL at that time. Then, to top it off, he would become the first rookie to lead the league in any category.  One of the greatest of that era, scholastically and athletically. Yeah, Byron White. What? Never heard of him? Ahhh…well, you would not be…

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