In a farewell speech that brought tears to a few eyes, U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter invoked a 19th century English poet and legendary federal appeals Judge Learned Hand as he implored the judges and lawyers of the 3rd Circuit to derive a sense of lasting fulfillment from the work they do every day. "We are members of a great guild ... that stretches back to the Middle Ages," Souter told his audience.
Amid Some Tears, Souter Bids Adieu to 3rd Circuit
The Legal Intelligencer
May 6, 2009