Featured Project: Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
Today we highlighted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer, the first Hispanic justice. In addition to that, we thought it’d be interesting to highlight the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court project. Established by the U.S. Constitution, the court convened for the first time in 1790. The U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States. Each associate justice is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. There are currently 27 profiles included in the project. Perhaps you’ll want to join and help build the trees for the Supreme Court Justices of the United States!
Take a look at a few of the profiles included:
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – He served in the U.S. Supreme Court from 1902 – 1932. He retired from the Court at the age of 90, making him the oldest justice in the Supreme Court’s history. According to the Journal of Legal Studies, Holmes is one of the most cited American legal scholars of the 20th century.
Salmon P. Chase – He was the sixth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Chase was an impassioned champion of anti-slavery.
James Wilson – Wilson was appointed one of the first justices of the Supreme Court of the United States by George Washington. Named as one of the country’s Founding Fathers, Wilson signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
William Howard Taft – Taft was the 27th President of the United Sates. After his presidency, he served as the tenth Chief Justice of the United States. He is the only person to have ever served both offices.
John Marshall – Marshall played a significant role making the U.S. Supreme Court a center of power with the capability of overruling Congress.