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This is the grave of Melville Fuller. Arguably the worst Supreme Court justice of all time, Fuller was born in Augusta, Maine in 1833. He graduated from Bowdoin in 1853, briefly attended Harvard Law, ran a newspaper in Maine for awhile, moved to Chicago and got involved in Democratic politics. In 1860, he was Stephen […]
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On February 27, 2018
In the 1990 case Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois, the Supreme Court held that “unless party affiliation is an appropriate requirement for the position involved” hiring, promotion, and pay decisions for civil service jobs could not be based solely in support for a political party. Discriminating against public employees based on their political views, the […]
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This is the grave of Philip Barbour. Born in 1783 in Gordonsville, Virginia to an elite but downwardly mobile family close to James Madison, Barbour briefly studied law with the Virginia legend St. George Tucker, but lacking the money to continue, he moved to Kentucky and began a legal practice there. After starting a practice […]
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