Thurgood Marshall and (and Versus) John W. Davis
8 Journal of Law 1 (2018)
6 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2018 Last revised: 31 Aug 2018
Date Written: August 1, 2018
In late 1963, West Publishing Company sent a form letter to federal judges, announcing the company’s annual distribution of snazzy appointment books – just a little courtesy to foster good relations between the law publisher and the producers of some of the most valuable publishable law. But it probably meant a bit more to one recipient, Judge Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He must have smiled – perhaps nostalgically, perhaps grimly, perhaps both – when he read it. Here’s why.
Keywords: John W. Davis, Howard University, Supreme Court, University of Maryland, Briggs v. Elliott, W.E.B. DuBois, Shagaloff
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