Rank order the American jurists, below, in terms of the importance and quality of their judicial work. Only American jurists who are no longer living and who did significant portions of their work in the 20th-century are eligible.

Only the 10 favorite choices will win the poll.
The poll ends Monday, July 4, 2011. The poll supervisor is Brian Leiter (bleiter@uchicago.edu). Contact the poll supervisor if you need help.

Give each of the following choices a rank, where a smaller-numbered rank means that you prefer that choice more. For example, give your top choice the rank 1. Give choices the same rank if you have no preference between them. You do not have to use all the possible ranks. All choices initially have the lowest possible rank. Note: “No opinion” is not the same as the lowest possible rank; it means that you choose not to rank this choice with respect to the other choices.

Ballot reporting is enabled for this poll. Your ballot (the rankings you assign to choices) will be visible in the poll results when the poll ends. However, your ballot will still be anonymous: no personally identifying information will appear.

 Choice Rank
Richard S. Arnold
David L. Bazelon
Rose Elizabeth Bird
Hugo Black
Harry Blackmun
Louis Brandeis
William Brennan
Benjamin Cardozo
Charles E. Clark
Frank M. Coffin
William O. Douglas
Felix Frankfurter
Henry Friendly
Stanley Fuld
Learned Hand
John Marshall Harlan II
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Robert H. Jackson
Frank M. Johnson
Calvert Magruder
Thurgood Marshall
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Spottswood William Robinson III
Walter Schaefer
Harlan F. Stone
Roger Traynor
Elbert Tuttle
Earl Warren
John Minor Wisdom
J. Skelly Wright




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