Category Archives: Supreme Court

A Non-Political – and Entirely Political – Supreme Court Appointment

On January 12, 1932, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. submitted his resignation to President Herbert Hoover, citing ill health and age.  At 91 years old, he noted, “the time has come, and I bow to the inevitable.”  In … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Nominations

As President, Herbert Hoover had the opportunity to nominate three justices to the Supreme Court. In early 1930, Chief Justice William Howard Taft resigned due to ill health, and to replace him Hoover nominated Charles Evans Hughes. Hughes was clearly … Continue reading

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