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On This Date in Legal History

On April 20, 1920, retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was born in Chicago, Illinois. Learn more about Justice Stevens at https://goo.gl/JnYDLz.

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On This Date in Legal History

Prior to becoming an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, Byron R. White was a college football star (visit the College Football Hall of Fame at http://goo.gl/aIJXyq), and played professionally with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Lions. After graduating … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 11, 1862, Charles Evans Hughes was born. From 1910-1916 he was an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, and from 1930 to 1941 he was the Chief Justice. He was the 39th Governor of New York … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 9, 2010, United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens sent a letter to President Obama stating that he was retiring from the Court. He had served as an Associate Justice for 35 years. President Ford nominated him … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Frankfurter

On November 15, 1882, former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his nomination, and he served on the Court until … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

In November 1987 President Reagan nominated Judge Anthony Kennedy to the United States Supreme Court. You can watch President Reagan’s press conference at http://goo.gl/hzSncr. At the time he was serving as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for … Continue reading

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From 1914 to 1932 Benjamin Nathan Cardozo served on the New York State Court of Appeals (initially as an Associate Justice, later as Chief Justice). On February 15, 1932, President Hoover appointed him to the United States Supreme Court where he … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

In January 1916 President Woodrow Wilson appointed Louis D. Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court. His nomination was controversial; nonetheless, the Senate confirmed his appointment in a 47 to 22 vote, and he became the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice. … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Thurgood Marshall

On January 24, 1993, former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (also known as “Mr. Civil Rights”) passed away. He was a revered attorney, civil rights leader, and Supreme Court Justice. To get a glimpse into his life and career watch Biography at http://goo.gl/cfB6FR.

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Remembering Justice Potter Stewart

On January 23, 1915, former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart was born. Before his appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1954, Justice Stewart earned his undergraduate and law degree from Yale, was an … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 19, 1980, William O. Douglas passed away. From 1939-1975, he served on the Supreme Court. Watch this informative piece about him at https://goo.gl/I63lRd, and learn about his judicial philosophy.

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Associate Justice Henry Baldwin

On January 14, 1780, Henry Baldwin was born. From 1830-1844, he served as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Read an interesting bio of him at https://goo.gl/20Amtz, and learn about the law school he attended (known as “America’s … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 5, 1925, President Calvin Coolidge nominated Harlan Fiske Stone to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. On February 5, 1925, the Senate confirmed his appointment. In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On December 12, 1910, President Taft nominated Joseph Rucker Lamar for Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. On December 15,1910, the Senate confirmed his nomination, and on this date in 1911, Justice Lamar took his seat on the … Continue reading

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Former Supreme Court Justice Henry B. Brown

President Benjamin Harrison nominated Henry Billings Brown to the United States Supreme Court. On December 29, 1890, the Senate confirmed his nomination. He served on the Court until 1906. Justice Brown authored hundreds of decisions; however, he’s best remembered for … Continue reading

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Former Justice William Johnson

On December 27, 1771, William Johnson was born. Thomas Jefferson appointed him to the court where he served from 1804-1834. Learn about this justice at https://www.oyez.org/justices/william_johnson.

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Former Supreme Court Justice William Paterson

On December 24, 1745, William Paterson was born in northern Ireland. In 1793, George Washington appointed him as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Prior to that appointment, he practiced law, and served as the first New … Continue reading

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Former Associate Justice Louis D. Brandeis

On December 21, 1942, the United States Supreme Court Bar convened to reflect on the life and work of former Associate Justice Louis D. Brandeis. To learn more about this brilliant jurist take a look at the transcribed proceedings at http://goo.gl/W98H6d.

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Justice Smith Thompson

In 1823 President James Monroe nominated Smith Thompson to the United States Supreme Court.  He served on the court until his death on December 18, 1843.  Learn more about this justice at http://goo.gl/tsXq5g or https://goo.gl/UhChpW.

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On This Date in Legal History

On December 17, 1975, the Senate confirmed (in a 98-0 vote) the nomination of John Paul Stevens to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. View the Congressional Record at http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/603_1975.pdf.

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