On This Date in Legal History

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justice Hugo Black

Justice Hugo Black

Soon after it was revealed that he had once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Nonetheless, the Senate confirmed Black in a vote of 63 to 16. Those who thought he’d be a loyal Klansman were certainly proven wrong. During Black’s tenure the Court unanimously held in Brown v. Board of Education that—“in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Ultimately Justice Hugo Black was viewed as one who championed civil rights. Learn more @ http://goo.gl/rSpb0f.

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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