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On This Date in Legal History

On April 5, 1816, former Supreme Court Justice Samuel Freeman Miller was born in Kentucky.  By today’s standards he had a more unconventional background for a justice– he worked as a physician for about 10 years.  While practicing medicine, however, … Continue reading

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Associate Justice Samuel Freeman Miller

On July 16, 1862, President Lincoln nominated Samuel Freeman Miller to the United States Supreme Court. Prior to serving on the Court, he practiced medicine for ten years, and law for twelve years. On October 13, 1890, he passed away, … Continue reading

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