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This is the grave of Lewis Powell. Born in 1907 in Suffolk, Virginia to wealthy parents, Powell attended Washington and Lee University and wanted to study the law because he felt lawyers made history. He graduated in 1929 and then finished at the law school at the same school in 1931. He then went to […]
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This is the grave of Warren Burger. Born in 1907 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to a working class family, Burger’s father was a salesman and railroad cargo inspector. He had to deliver newspapers at the age of 9 to contribute to the family finances. Burger attended the University of Minnesota, working in insurance and taking […]
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This is the grave of John Marshall. Born in 1755 in Germantown, Virginia to an upwardly mobile father who continued to move west, eventually to Kentucky after his oldest son (of 15 children) grew up, John Marshall became simply the most important jurist in American history. He didn’t have that much formal education, which wasn’t […]
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On April 5, 1938, oral arguments began before the Supreme Court in the case of NLRB v. Mackay Radio and Telegraph Company. This case, while technically found in favor of labor, showed the very sharp limits of the Court in defending workers’ rights even at the height of the New Deal, when the decision allowed […]
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