On This Date in Legal History

On September 25, 1971, former Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black died, eight days after he retired from the Court. He was a Senator from Alabama when President Roosevelt nominated him as an Associate Justice. Many called into question the appointment after it became known that he was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan—however, he joined the Klan only to further his career. Notably, his judicial opinions never indicated otherwise.

Justice Hugo Black

Justice Hugo Black

Justice Black was on the Court from 1937-1971. Listen to this very informative program to learn more at http://goo.gl/A7n4OQ. Justice Black’s wife, son, and former law clerk are interviewed, along with Professor Steven Eagle from George Mason University School of Law and Roger Newman, the author of Hugo Black: A Biography.  

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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