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On This Date in Legal History

In 1922 President Warren G. Harding, a Republican, appointed Pierce Butler, a Democrat from Minnesota, to the United States Supreme Court, breaking the tradition of appointing a justice from one’s own party.  Today, that would be unheard of.  On December … Continue reading

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Associate Justice Pierce Butler

In 1922 President Warren G. Harding, a republican, nominated Pierce Butler, a democrat from Minnesota, to the United States Supreme Court (breaking the tradition of appointing a justice from one’s own party).  On December 21, 1922, the Senate confirmed his … Continue reading

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