Davis Read

Supreme Court Justice

Socially and Fiscally Liberal

Davis is an avid judicial activist and loose constructionist. He strives to interpret the Constitution as the living document that he believes the Framers intended it to be. In the case Gideon v. Wainwright, Justice Read argued for the right of the defendant to have a government-funded attorney when he could not pay for one himself. In cases such as Brown v. Board of Education, he would fight for complete equality and the abolition of the ideal of separate but equal because he knew that separate would never be equal. Finally, in the recent Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Read fully supported the decision to prohibit the restriction of marriage to same-sex couples. He believes that as the citizens of the United States grow and change, the way the Constitution is applied to them should also.

Biographical Information

Born the youngest of four children to a surgeon father, Davis knows the meaning of a strong family. He is deeply involved in his community and others around him, always working for the greater good. His mother says that he has searched for justice and equality in every situation from a young age.