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William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the job he much preferred to the presidency.

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John Jay is most well remembered for co-writing the Federalist Papers and serving as the President of the Continental Congress (1778-1779) and first Chief Justice of the United States (1789-1795). (photo: Reproduction courtesy of the Supreme Court Historical Society)

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THURGOOD MARSHALL | Today in History - October 2, 1967: Chief Justice Earl Warren swears in Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. || Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 - January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991.

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U.S. On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Edu, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. When Linda Brown was denied admission to her local elementary school, NAACP took up her case and her African American lawyer (and future Supreme Court Justice) Thurgood Marshal led her legal team. This decision served to greatly motivate the civil rights movement of the 50's and…

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this is what made me the saddest..I had really thought that the huge majority of Americans had come way beyond those curses..but a candidate for POTUS who is openly and vocally backed by the Arian Nation and the KKK and doesn't loudly and strongly denounce them and their support and then encourages Putin to interfere with our democratic process ;who threatens to imprison his opponent and will not even state he will do the time-honored tradition of conceding if he looses has no place in…

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Samuel Chase (1741-1811) signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland. The highlights of his judicial career included being Chief Justice of the District Criminal Court in Baltimore and Chief Justice of the Maryland General Court. President George Washington appointed Chase as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1796. He served on the court until his death on June 19, 1811.

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Homophobic hypocrite (are there any other kinds?) Roy Moore’s bad year is getting worse. His 26-year-old son, Caleb has been arrested for an eighth time in about six years. If you don’t remember Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court Roy...

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