Category Archives: This Day In Supreme Court History

This Day in Supreme Court History: October 12, 1864

On this day in 1864, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney died. Taney’s career on the Supreme Court was marked by controversy from the start. Nominated to the Court by President Andrew Jackson in 1835, the Senate initially refused to confirm Taney as an Associate Justice because of his controversial record as Jackson’s Attorney General, particularly … Continue reading This Day in Supreme Court History: October 12, 1864

This Day in Supreme Court History: October 5, 1953

On this day in 1953, Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States. Warren replaced Chief Justice Fred Vinson, who had died of a heart attack on September 8, 1953. When President Dwight Eisenhower nominated the Republican governor of California to become the next Chief Justice, he praised Warren … Continue reading This Day in Supreme Court History: October 5, 1953