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On This Date in Legal History

On April 14, 1970, President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court.  On May 12, 1970, the Senate confirmed his nomination (94-0).  Take a look at the Congressional Record @ http://goo.gl/uStXuR.  This was the second time … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Justice Alito!

On April 1, 1950, Samuel A. Alito, Jr., was born in Trenton, New Jersey.  Justice Alito has been serving on the United States Supreme Court since January 31, 2006.  He was nominated by President George W. Bush to replace retiring … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 26, 1930, Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas. Happy birthday, Justice O’Connor. President Reagan sent a letter to the U.S. Senate confirming his nomination of Justice O’Connor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme … 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 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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On This Date in Legal History

On November 28, 1975, President Ford nominated Judge John Paul Stevens (from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) to the United States Supreme Court. Read President Ford’s announcement at https://research.archives.gov/id/7341714. On December 17, 1975, he was confirmed … Continue reading

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Justice David H. Souter

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush nominated David H. Souter to the United States Supreme Court. On September 13, 1990, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its hearings on the nomination. You can read the transcript at atgoo.gl/294R9Z. On September 27, 1990, … 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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Former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter

President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Felix Frankfurter to the United States Supreme Court. On January 17, 1939, the Senate confirmed his appointment. After serving 23 years on the court, on August 28, 1962, he retired. If you’d like to learn … Continue reading

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Remembering Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell

On September 19,1907, Lewis F. Powell was born, and on August 25, 1998, he passed away. In 1971, President Nixon nominated him to the Supreme Court. On June 26, 1987, he retired from the Court after serving over 15 years. … Continue reading

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Attorney General Griffin Boyette Bell

President Carter nominated Griffin Bell as the 72nd Attorney General of the United States. On January 25, 1977, the Senate confirmed his nomination, and Bell served as Attorney General until August 16, 1979.  Learn more about this distinguished jurist at https://www.justice.gov/ag/bio/bell-griffin-boyette and … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. 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 … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 28, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated Abe Fortas to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was known as a brilliant jurist. In fact, in 1963 he successfully represented Clarence Earl Gideon before the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 15, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor (to the Supreme Court) continued at the Hart Senate Office Building. You can find the transcript of testimony taken on that day, starting … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 13, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can read the minutes from the entire proceedings at  http://1.usa.gov/1Sj63rQ. On August … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 7, 1981, President Reagan announced his intent to nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look at the President’s remarks at http://bit.ly/1Cou0fD, and the New York Times article that reported on the announcement at http://nyti.ms/1fyBoFz. On … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 28, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson nominated Louis D. Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court. On June 1, 1916, the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 47-22, and he was sworn in on June 5, 1916. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 26, 2009, President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. Prior to her becoming the first Latina to sit on the Court she practiced for many years as an attorney, and served as a judge … Continue reading

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Remembering Chief Justice Edward Douglas White

On May 19, 1921, former Chief Justice Edward Douglas White passed away. He served on the United States Supreme Court for 26 years. He was the first Associate Justice to become a Chief Justice on the high court. More noteworthy, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 14, 1970, President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court.  On May 12, 1970, the Senate confirmed his nomination.  Take a look at the Congressional Record @ http://goo.gl/uStXuR.  This was the second time the … Continue reading

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