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sammmcalear Thought I would take this opportunity to try out the new full frame feature... So awesome! | #supremecourt #chile #vscocam #vsco #santiago #coolclouds #cloudporn #architecture 4h

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rebekkahdawnradford Basketball torney in Douglas for Gracee. #NumberOneFan #SupremeCourt 5h

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history On #ThisDayInHistory 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
From a young age, Marshall seemed destined for a place in the American justice system. His parents taught him an appreciation for the Constitution while his schoolteachers forced him to read the document as punishment for his misbehavior. After graduating from Lincoln University in 1930, Marshall sought admission to the University of Maryland School of Law. However, he was turned away because of the school’s segregation policy which forbade blacks from studying with whites. Instead, Marshall attended Howard University Law School. Later on, he would successfully sue Maryland School of Law for their unfair admissions policy.
Setting up a private practice in Maryland, Marshall quickly established a reputation as a lawyer for the “little man.” Within a year, he began working with the Baltimore NAACP and went on to become the organization's chief counsel by the age of 32. Over the next two decades, Marshall distinguished himself as one of the country’s leading advocates for individual rights, winning 29 of the 32 cases he argued in front of the Supreme Court. The height of Marshall’s career as a litigator came with his 1954 victory in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Marshall argued that the ‘separate but equal’ principle was unconstitutional, and designed to keep blacks “as near [slavery] as possible.”
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kataytay3 I don't think I'll ever get over how casual this is #SupremeCourt #8BlocksFromMyHouse 7h

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carlo_taboada Really great book. Definitely recommend it. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. #criminaljustice #supremecourt #reform #justice #deathpenalty 7h

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cpaytonj33 On this day 1967 the late GREAT #ThurgoodMarshall was confirmed to the #SupremeCourt becoming the FIRST Black Justice on the Nations Highest Court... thank U #MelissaHarrisPerry for ALWAYS brining light to our history @mhpshow 7h

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ohiohistory On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. #history #BlackHistory #supremecourt 10h

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