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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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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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February is National African American History Month

In honor of National African American History Month, I recommend watching the film “Mr. Civil Rights—Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP.”  The film traces Thurgood Marshall’s life as a civil rights attorney. Prior to becoming the first African American Supreme Court … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On November 21, 1945, former Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson delivered his opening statement at the Nuremberg trial.  Listen to his recorded statement at https://goo.gl/CMouay.

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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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Justice John Marshall Harlan

President Eisenhower nominated John Marshall Harlan to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his appointment ( in a vote 71-11), and he was sworn in as an Associate Justice on March 28, 1955. He served on the court … Continue reading

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. On September 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination (99-0). Take a look at the Congressional Record– http://goo.gl/WnRvev. She became the first woman to serve on the … Continue reading

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William Howard Taft

On September 15, 1857, the 10th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the 27th President was born. Learn more @ goo.gl/GNZmBO and goo.gl/MCIz1y.

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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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Justice Arthur J. Goldberg

On July 25, 1965, former Associate Justice Arthur J. Goldberg retired from the United States Supreme Court. Read a fascinating profile of the justice at https://www.oyez.org/justices/arthur_j_goldberg.

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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 This Date in Legal History

On July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was born. He was the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He left a monumental imprint on the nation’s civil rights history. To learn about this highly regarded jurist, go … Continue reading

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Former Supreme Court Justice Samuel Freeman Miller

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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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1777 Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney was born.  He was the 11th United States Attorney General and the 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He served on the Court for 28 years.  He’s probably … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

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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February is National African American History Month

In honor of National African American History Month I recommend watching the film “Mr. Civil Rights—Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP.”  The film traces Thurgood Marshall’s life as a civil rights attorney.  Prior to becoming the first African American Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Thurgood Marshall

On this date in 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 … Continue reading

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Justice Stephen Breyer on The Late Show

Yesterday Justice Stephen Breyer appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch this fun interview at  https://goo.gl/LTBKP1.

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Justice Thurgood Marshall

President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the United States Supreme Court.  On this date in 1967 the Senate confirmed his nomination, and he became the first African-American to serve on the Court.  Read the Congressional Record here– http://goo.gl/yKSlzW.   … Continue reading

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Sandra Day O’Connor

President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court on this date in 1981.  The United States Senate unanimously confirmed her appointment, and on September 25, 1981, she became the first woman to serve on the Court. … Continue reading

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