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On This Date in Legal History

On July 11, 1921, William Howard Taft was sworn in as the 10th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He’s been the only President to serve on the Supreme Court. To learn more visit http://bit.ly/1RqDOfK and http://bit.ly/1LYxMhB.

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On July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to our Constitution was ratified.  You can gain a better understanding of the Amendment by reading–  10 Huge Supreme Court Cases About the 14th Amendment at http://goo.gl/sVloVJ. On July 9, 1974, Chief Justice Earl … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1801 President John Adams nominated John Marshall as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and the Senate confirmed his appointment. He served on the Court until his death on July 6, 1835. He’s credited for establishing the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 6, 1835, former Chief Justice John Marshall passed away.  He served on the United States Supreme Court for 34 years.  Learn about this distinguished jurist at http://goo.gl/AvJXyo.

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Associate Justice Harlan Fiske Stone to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and on January 27, 1941, the Senate confirmed his appointment. He became our twelfth Chief Justice—he served in that position … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Fred Vinson was our 13th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to his appointment to the Court he practiced law, was a congressman, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals, and he served in both … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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This Week in History

President Richard M. Nixon nominated Warren Burger for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his appointment on June 9, 1969. Take a look at the Congressional Record at http://1.usa.gov/1I0aH8y. Justice Burger served as the 15th Chief … Continue reading

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On May 24, 1870, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo was born. From 1914 to 1932 he served on the New York State Court of Appeals (initially as an Associate Justice, later as Chief Justice). In 1932 President Hoover appointed him to the … Continue reading

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On May 21, 1969, President Nixon announced that he was nominating Judge Warren Burger of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to be the 15th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Read … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 30, 1888, President Grover Cleveland nominated Melville Weston Fuller for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. On July 20, 1888, the Senate confirmed his nomination as  the 8th Chief Justice of the Court. He served on … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 29, 1745, Oliver Ellsworth was born. He was a respected lawyer, a judge on the Connecticut Supreme Court, he served in the Continental Congress, he helped draft our Constitution, was a member of the U.S. Senate, he played … 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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Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

On January 27, 1955, John Roberts was born.  Learn more about our Chief Justice at https://goo.gl/sXs5DZ and https://goo.gl/I5LJYA.

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Chief Justice John Marshall

On January 20, 1801, President Adams nominated John Marshall to be Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. On January 27, 1801, the Senate confirmed his nomination. He served on the Supreme Court for 34 years. His judicial opinions, … Continue reading

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Salmon Portland Chase

On January 13, 1808, Salmon Portland Chase was born in New Hampshire. He was a respected politician and jurist. He served as a U.S. Senator, Governor (from Ohio), and as Secretary of the Treasury during the Lincoln administration. In 1864 … 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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Chief Justice John Roberts

On September 29, 2005, John Roberts was sworn in as the 17th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Senior Associate Justice John Paul Stevens administered the oath of office in the East Room of the White House. You can … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On September 26, 1789, the Senate confirmed John Jay as the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He also served as the first Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court. Learn more about the Justice’s other … Continue reading

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Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

President George W. Bush nominated John G. Roberts, Jr., initially, to fill retiring Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. However, after Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist passed away on September 3, 2005, on September … Continue reading

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