On This Date in Legal History

In 1922 President Warren G. Harding, a Republican, appointed Pierce Butler, a Democrat from Minnesota, to the United States Supreme Court, breaking the tradition of appointing a justice from one’s own party.  Today, that would be unheard of.  On December 21, 1922, the Senate confirmed his nomination (by a 61-8 vote).  From 1923-1939 Justice Butler served on the Court. On November 16, 1939, the justice passed away.

Justice Pierce Butler

Justice Pierce Butler

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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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