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Pioneer of Retirement: Justice Samuel Nelson


Ross E. Davies


George Mason University School of Law; The Green Bag

April 7, 2014

Green Bag 2d, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 209-233, Winter 2014
George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-10

Abstract:     
In November 1872, Justice Samuel Nelson retired from the U.S. Supreme Court. The formal farewells were of the good-spirited kind that prominent public figures have almost always received: heavy on recitations of his virtues, light on mentions of flaws that were really, of course, merely misunderstood manifestations of his greatness. There were, however, two unusual features of the Nelson celebrations. This article sketches those oddities and makes a couple of suggestions about their significance then and now.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Supreme Court bar, Second Circuit bar, resignation, death in office, memorial

JEL Classification: K40

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Date posted: April 8, 2014 ; Last revised: April 10, 2014

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Davies, Ross E., Pioneer of Retirement: Justice Samuel Nelson (April 7, 2014). Green Bag 2d, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 209-233, Winter 2014; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-10. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2421326

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