March 19, 1891: Chief Justice Earl Warren is born.

Few Chief Justices in American history have made as much of a lasting impact on American society as Earl Warren, who, during his sixteen-year term, succeeded in overturning the doctrine of “separate but equal” in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education (1954), upholding due process and the rights of defendants (Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona), and defending the separation of church and state (Engel v. Vitale) and right to privacy (Griswold v. Connecticut).

Few people could have foreseen what kind of court Warren would oversee when President Eisenhower appointed him in 1953, and the passive-in-comparison president later regretted his decision. After Brown v. Board of Education, many American citizens (and not only in the Deep South) campaigned for his impeachment, and his crusading style was immensely controversial for years. 

  1. untidyramblings reblogged this from unitedhotcakepreferred
  2. unitedhotcakepreferred reblogged this from unhistorical
  3. goongprincess reblogged this from unhistorical
  4. husky04 reblogged this from itsmayonegg
  5. itsmayonegg reblogged this from unhistorical
  6. ceaselessambition reblogged this from unhistorical
  7. salofreakinme reblogged this from unhistorical
  8. krazykickinswimmer reblogged this from scdub
  9. mattstratt reblogged this from unhistorical
  10. sunshining-nowhining reblogged this from unhistorical
  11. ohhkayy reblogged this from unhistorical
  12. autumn-skies10 reblogged this from unhistorical
  13. letsbehope reblogged this from unhistorical
  14. scdub reblogged this from sherwin-rulz
  15. sherwin-rulz reblogged this from unhistorical
  16. herecomestheboulevard reblogged this from unhistorical
  17. thinkwithboxinggloveson reblogged this from unhistorical
  18. formerlybuttmalik reblogged this from unhistorical
  19. unhistorical posted this