Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was born in 1948 in Pin Point Georgia. He is now a conservative and controversial judge although initially he had wanted to pursue a religious life as a priest. He was one of the first African American students to attend St. John Vianny’s. The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. was a turning point in Thomas’ life as he left the seminary and attended Holy Cross University, after overhearing another student make racist remarks about MLK. After graduating with a BA in English, Thomas was admitted to the Missouri Bar on September 1974 and shortly after began work in the office of the Missouri Attorney General.
My Supreme Court Case was Flood vs. Kuhn. Here’s some background about the case. Curt Flood was an outfielder on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team during the 1969 season. Bowie
Zac Deeringer Mrs. Eick-George Government 21st October, 2015 “The Life of Antonin Scalia” Supreme court justices serve a large portion of their life working in the supreme court system and most of their opinions and rulings are based on their lifes experiences and how they were brought up, so in order to understand why they ruled something it is important to know who they are. And the supreme court justice that should be looked at is Antonin Scalia who has been on the supreme court since September 26th, 1986. Mr. Scalia was born in Trenton New Jersey on March 11th, 1936 being the only child to Salvadore Eugene and Catherine Panaro Scalia. His father was a Sicilian immigrant who came to america as a teenager, and his mother was a first generation italian-american. Mr. Scalia grew up in the Queens as an only child (which is uncommon among Italian-Catholics).
EARL WARREN 2 Earl Warren: Warren was one of the greatest Supreme Court Chief Justice of the decade due to his loyalty to the US government and his truth to the people. Warren always put the people's votes first, and not caring about his “party's” beliefs. Warren had his own beliefs on a government outlook upon what the people needed instead of the government using government intentions. Earl Warren never always lived in fame he grew up in a small place. Warren came from Norwegian immigrants (“The Supreme Court”, 2006).
Obergefell v. Hodges is most popularly referred to as the Supreme Court case for same-sex marriage. It is one of the many cases related to the topic of same-sex marriage being a constitutional right. In this specific case James Obergefell and John Arthur filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio to allow the state to recognize their marriage on death certificates. Obergefell and Arthur were married on the tarmac of the Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland by Arthur’s aunt, Paulette Roberts, on July 11, 2013. Sadly, Arthur died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) just months into their marriage on October 22, 2013.
Sonia Sotomayor Sonia Sotomayor was the first Hispanic nominee for the Justice Court. I think she is a great person and I’d like to be like her one day. Sonia Sotomayor was born on June 25th, 1954 in The Bronx, New York. Her father died when she was 9, he was also an alcoholic.
Eduardo Velasco Reyes Professor: Hill Criminology 13 14 April 2016 Antonin Scalia in the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia one of the Supreme Court judge was born on March 11, 1936 in the town of Trenton, New Jersey. He was the only son of Salvadore Eugene a Professor of Languages at Brooklyn College and Catherine Panaro. She was a public school teacher and also the first Italian American generation to work as a teacher in the Unites States.
Earl Warren was born on March 19, 1891, in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in financially conservative family, Warren was taught the importance of a good work ethic and education. In his pursuit to attend college, he spent most summers working for the Southern Pacific Railroad; where his father worked. It was working for the railway that would begin to influence Warren’s career.
Did you know that before 1963, under Florida Law, that you might have to defend yourself to the courts if you can’t afford a lawyer? That before 1966 the police did not have to read you your rights? Over the years, the Supreme Court has expanded and interpreted our basic individual rights into something more than what is stated in our written Constitution. Many cases like Miranda v. Arizona, Texas v. Johnson, and Gideon v. Wainwright, have showed the Supreme Court that our freedoms must be broadened and made clear. There are many cases that have been taken to Supreme Court which have strengthened our liberties.
The landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade served as the first case in a string of many court decisions that limited a state’s ability to outlaw abortions. The Roe case addressed whether a woman had a constitutional right to “choose to terminate her pregnancy”? The Roe case had to decide whether states had any compelling interest that would allow them to regulate or outlaw a women’s ability to receive a medical abortion? Also, under what standards would states be able to constitutionally pass legislation that regulated a women’s right to have an abortion? After much debate, the Supreme Court held that women had a right to have an abortion without being in fear of criminal charges, so long as the procedure took place within her first trimester.