January 28, 2006

Today / 01.28.06

by PG

Today in SCOTUS History (1916) - Louis D. Brandeis becomes the first Jew nominated to the United States Supreme Court. (In 1853, President Millard Fillmore offered to appoint Louisiana Senator Judah P. Benjamin to be the first Jewish Justice, but Benjamin declined the offer, and ultimately became an officer in the Confederacy during the Civil War.)

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