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Charles Evans Hughes

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948) US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a ...

Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes  

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948)US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a Baptist preacher, was ...
National Labor Party, Australia

National Labor Party, Australia  

A short‐lived political party formed on 14 November 1916 after the expulsion of Hughes and his supporters from the Australian Labor Party over their support for conscription in World War I. It merged ...
Gold Clause Cases

Gold Clause Cases  

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(1935), common collective name for three companion cases of the New Deal era: Norman v. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., 294 U.S. 240; Nortz v. United States, 294 U.S. 317; and Perry v. United States, ...
Nationalist Party

Nationalist Party  

With the official title of Australian National Federation, it was a conservative party formed in February 1917 by a merger between the National Labor Party and the Liberal Party. Emphasizing its ...
Footnote Four

Footnote Four  

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(of United States v. Carolene Products Co.), 304 U.S. 144 (1938), Carolene Products case argued 6 April 1938, decided 25 April 1938; Stone for himself, Hughes, Brandeis, and Roberts, Cardozo ...
Frank, Leo, Case Of

Frank, Leo, Case Of  

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The Leo Frank case, known formally as Frank v. Mangum (1915), concerned the heinous murder of a thirteen-year-old girl, the conviction of a man based on circumstantial evidence, and a ...
Architecture of the Supreme Court Building

Architecture of the Supreme Court Building  

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Chief Justice William Howard Taft liked to think of the Constitution as the “Ark of the Covenant,” and the judiciary as a priestly class guarding its sacred principles. When Taft ...
John Johnston Parker

John Johnston Parker  

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(b. Monroe, N.C., 20 Nov. 1885; d. Washington, D.C., 17 Mar. 1958), federal appellate judge and unconfirmed nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. After practicing law for several years in ...
Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell

Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell  

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290 U.S. 398 (1934), argued 8 and 9 Nov. 1933, decided 8 June 1934 by vote of 5 to 4; Hughes for the Court, Sutherland, Butler, McReynolds, and Van Devanter in dissent. The Court's decision in Home ...
Stromberg v. California

Stromberg v. California  

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• 283 U.S. 359 (1931)• Vote: 7–2• For the Court: Hughes• Dissenting: Butler and McReynolds• 283 U.S. 359 (1931)• Vote: 7–2• For the Court: Hughes• Dissenting: Butler and McReynolds[...]
Brown v. Mississippi

Brown v. Mississippi  

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297 U.S. 278 (1936), argued 10 Jan. 1936, decided 17 Feb. 1936 by vote of 9 to o; Hughes for the Court. In Brown v. Mississippi, the Supreme Court reversed the convictions of three African-American ...
Dejonge v. Oregon

Dejonge v. Oregon  

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299 U.S. 353 (1937), argued 9 Dec. 1936, decided 4 Jan. 1937 by vote of 8 to 0; Hughes for the Court, Stone not participating. The Court overturned the conviction of Dirk DeJonge, who had been ...
Norris v. Alabama

Norris v. Alabama  

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294 U.S. 587 (1935), argued 15 and 18 Feb. 1935, decided 1 Apr. 1935 by vote of 8 to 0; Hughes for the Court, McReynolds not participating. This was the second decision of the Supreme Court in the ...
Stanley Melbourne Bruce

Stanley Melbourne Bruce  

(1883–1967)was prime minister of Australia 1923–29, high commissioner in London 1933–45, company director, and man of imperial affairs. A product of mercantile Melbourne, he assimilated so ...
United Australia Party

United Australia Party  

Australia's largest conservative party, it was founded in 1931 when some members of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) left out of opposition to the Scullin government, and joined the Nationalist Party ...
Resignation and Retirement

Resignation and Retirement  

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Tenure during good behavior provides a crucial guarantee of judicial independence in the American constitutional system. It also assures the justices discretion in making decisions about whether to ...
Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan

Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan  

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293 U.S. 388 (1935), argued 10–11 Dec. 1934, decided 7 Jan. 1935 by vote of 8 to 1; Hughes for the Court, Cardozo in dissent. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, oil prices collapsed because of ...
Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States

Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States  

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• 295 U.S. 495 (1935)• Vote: 9–0• For the Court: Hughes• 295 U.S. 495 (1935)• Vote: 9–0• For the Court: HughesDuring the early 1930s President Franklin ...
West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish

West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish  

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• 300 U.S. 379 (1937)• Vote: 5–4• For the Court: Hughes• Dissenting: Sutherland, Butler, McReynolds, and Van Devanter• 300 U.S. 379 (1937)• Vote: 5–4• For the Court: Hughes[...]
National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.

National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.  

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• 301 U.S. 1 (1937)• Vote: 5–4• For the Court: Hughes• Dissenting: Sutherland, Van Devanter, McReynolds, and Butler• 301 U.S. 1 (1937)• Vote: 5–4• For the Court: Hughes[...]

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