Saturday, December 29, 2018

Fact of the Day: Abe Fortas

After allying himself with the future president Lyndon Baines Johnson, Abe Fortas was nominated to the Supreme Court. Johnson wanted to promote him to Chief Justice, but an ethics scandal prevented the Senate from confirming him. The same problem also led to his resignation before the Court. 

7 comments:

shwet said...

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Bob Bushell said...

I never heard him.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Not that those were the good old days but those were the days... when an ethics scandal made you IN-eligible for the Supreme Court.

Pat Hatt said...

Ethics don't count much today

Elisabeth said...

Sounds complicated! Your political system is a mistery to me, but interesting! :D Thank you for stopping by the blog, and leaving me a kind comment! Happy Holidays!

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Christine said...

History repeats itself!

Martha said...

Sounds like an interesting story.