Justice Hugo Black's Rise To The Supreme Court

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Justice Hugo Black was a United States senator for 10 years and served one of the longest terms in Supreme Court history with thirty four years and one month in the court. As a senator, he was a strong supporter of President’s Roosevelt’s New Deal reformation, therefore leading to his nomination to the Supreme Court in 1937. Justice Black’s rise to the Supreme Court was met with outrage and controversy from the public and the media due to his previous affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan and consequently tainted his reputation nearly costing him his seat in the Supreme Court. However, he was also an advocate for rights of racial equality and a defender of the constitutional rights of the accused. His literal interpretation of the Constitution

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