On This Date in Legal History

Charles Evans Hughes was a well-respected jurist. Robert H. Jackson once said of Justice Hughes– “[H]e looks like God and talks like God.” Between 1907 and 1910, he was the 36th Governor of New York. From 1910-1916, he was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes

On June 10, 1916, Justice Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court to run for president– however, he lost to President Wilson.  From 1921-1925, he served as Secretary of State under President Harding;however, from 1930 to 1941, he returned to the Supreme Court to serve as Chief Justice. For years he also practiced as a lawyer (his firm still exists today) and he taught law. I highly recommend you listen to C-Span’s program on former Justice Charles Evans Hughes at http://goo.gl/eDhcrF.

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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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