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Charles Evans Hughes Jr.

Charles Evans Hughes Jr. (1889–1950)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
Length:
91 words

...Charles Evans Hughes Jr. 1889 – 1950 The president cannot be disturbed. Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican candidate for president, retired on election night in the belief that he had won. A New York reporter called after midnight to tell him that, unexpectedly, the California vote looked close. Someone, evidently Hughes's son, put off the reporter as quoted above. “Well, when he wakes up,” the reporter advised, “just tell him he isn't president.” That was a guess, but a good one. Hughes did indeed lose to incumbent Woodrow Wilson Nov. 1916...

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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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[...]
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 ...
Extrajudicial Activities

Extrajudicial Activities  

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Law
The participation of justices in activities outside the normal duties of the judicial office has been an issue throughout the institutional life of the Supreme Court. Such extrajudicial activities ...
Ranking of the Justices

Ranking of the Justices  

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Over the past half century, a number of individual scholars and one panel of academic experts have attempted to evaluate the judicial performance of the justices who have sat on ...
clerks of the Justices

clerks of the Justices  

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Each Supreme Court justice may have a staff of four law clerks. Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice John Paul Stevens, however, chose to employ only three each. The justices ...
Style Of Opinions

Style Of Opinions  

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A cloistered branch of government, the Supreme Court communicates with the rest of the nation primarily through written opinions. Whether they come to us through newspaper synopses, straight from the ...
History and Law

History and Law  

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Law
The relationship between history and law can be understood from at least two fundamentally different perspectives. First, the relationship can be approached from the vantage point of law practice and ...
justiciability

justiciability  

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This term ‘has acquired popularity with politicians as well as with lawyers. It is, however, used ambiguously to designate the suitability of a dispute for settlement, both as to law ...
brief

brief  

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N.1 A document or bundle of documents by which a solicitor instructs a barrister to appear as an advocate in court. Unless the client is receiving financial support from the Community Legal Service, ...
Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis  

(1856–1941),became known as the “people's attorney” when, early in his career, without pay he defended Boston citizens against local public utilities. His book Other People's Money (1914) greatly ...
Harlan Fiske Stone

Harlan Fiske Stone  

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(born Chesterfield, N.H., 11 October 1872; died Washington, D.C., 22 April 1946). He was a legal educator, lawyer, associate justice (1925–41), and chief justice (1941–46) of the U.S. Supreme Court. ...
Hughes, Charles Evans

Hughes, Charles Evans (11 April 1862)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
534 words

...turbulent period in the history of the Court and the nation. Samuel Hendel , Charles Evans Hughes and the Supreme Court , 1951. Merlo Pusey , Charles Evans Hughes , 2 vols., 1951. Kermit L....

Gold Clause Cases

Gold Clause Cases   Quick reference

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
313 words

...5 to 4; Hughes for the Court, McReynolds in dissent in each case. As part of the New Deal program to conserve gold reserves during the economic emergency of the Great Depression, Congress in 1933 abrogated the clauses in private and public contracts stipulating payment in gold. Consequently, such obligations could be paid in devalued currency. In these three cases, bondholders challenged this action as a breach of the obligation of contract and a deprivation of property without due process. Speaking for the Court, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes ...

Gold Clause Cases

Gold Clause Cases   Reference library

James W. Ely

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
317 words

...4; Hughes for the Court, McReynolds in dissent in each case. As part of the New Deal program to conserve gold reserves during the economic emergency of the Great Depression, Congress in 1933 abrogated the clauses in private and public contracts stipulating payment in gold. Consequently, such obligations could be paid in devalued currency. In these three cases, bondholders challenged this action as a breach of the obligation of contract and a deprivation of property without due process. Speaking for the Court, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes ...

Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell

Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell   Reference library

John W. Johnson

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
621 words

...between the Blaisdell's and the Loan Association. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and Justice Owen J. Roberts joined with the liberals and ruled the Moratorium Law constitutional by a vote of 5 to 4. Hughes wrote the majority opinion. He submitted that “while emergency does not create power, emergency may furnish the occasion for the exercise of power” (p. 426). In what has been called the most important Contracts Clause case since Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge ( 1837 ), Hughes stated that the Contracts Clause was not absolute and that a...

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