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On This Date in Legal History

President Eisenhower nominated John Marshall Harlan to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his appointment in a 71-11 vote. He served on the court for over 16 years. He retired on September 23, 1971. Learn more about this … 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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On This Date in Legal History

On this day in 1911 John Marshall Harlan passed away. From 1877 to 1911 he was an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court where he earned the reputation as the “great dissenter.” He’s probably best known for his … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 11, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt announced the recess appointment of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. to the United States Supreme Court after accepting Justice Gray’s resignation. Visit President Roosevelt’s Library to read a letter he wrote to Justice Gray– http://goo.gl/S5ZtnF. … Continue reading

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