Earl Warren, Abe Fortas, and the beginning of the Thurmond rule.

How the U.S. Government Filled the Seat Chief Justice Earl Warren Left Behind

How the U.S. Government Filled the Seat Chief Justice Earl Warren Left Behind

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
Feb. 8 2017 10:33 AM

When a Supreme Court Justice Leaves a Seat Earlier Than Expected

How the U.S. government filled the seat Chief Justice Earl Warren left behind.

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