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October 21, 1971

Nixon appoints two Supreme Court Justices

Two Supreme Court Justices--Hugo Black and John H. Harlan--resigned within a week of each other in 1971. Both were in ill health. President Richard Nixon nominated two Justices on October 21 1971--Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and William H. Rehniquist--to replace them.

http://www.biography.com/people/hugo-black-37030

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/robes_harlan.html

http://retronewser.com/2011/10/president-nixon-names-powell-rehniquist-to-supreme-court-40-years-ago-today/

 

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