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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English

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  • Fortas, Abe.

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Series90th Congress, 2d session. Senate. Executive rept. no. 8
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LC ClassificationsJ74 .A36 90th, 2d sess., no. 8
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p.
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5638821M
LC Control Number68067176

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  Abe Fortas was a New Dealer, a sub-cabinet official, the founder of an eminent Washington law firm, a lose adviser to Lyndon Johnson, and a Supreme Court justice. Nominated by Johnson to be Chief Justice, he was rejected by Congress and resigned from the Court early in the Nixon administration under a cloud of impending scandal.   Abe Fortas, lawyer and associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (–69). Nominated to replace Earl Warren as chief justice by Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson in , Fortas became the first nominee for that post since to fail to win Senate approval. From Publishers Weekly. Abe Fortas () was one of Washington's most powerful lawyers when President Lyndon Johnson appointed him to the Supreme Court in After serving three years as an associate justice, Fortas was nominated by Johnson to replace retiring Chief Justice Earl by: 8.   Michael Bobelian, who writes about the Supreme Court for Forbes, examines the Fortas nomination in his new book, "The Battle for the Marble Palace."He says Fortas' nomination in was the origin of the hyper-politicized Supreme Court confirmation process that endures today.

The nominations made by Lyndon B. Johnson to the Supreme Court of the United States are unusual in that Johnson appeared to have had specific individuals in mind for his appointments and actively sought to engineer vacancies on the Court to place those individuals on the court.. Abe Fortas Associate Justice nomination. Johnson intended early on to appoint his longtime friend and adviser Abe. Abe Fortas Abe Fortas was already serving as Associate Supreme Court Justice when the senate declined to confirm him as Chief Justice in , the first nominee for that post to fail to win approval since John Rutledge in He had been nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to succeed Earl Warren as Chief Justice.   Michael Bobelian, who writes about the Supreme Court for Forbes, examines the Fortas nomination in his new book, “The Battle for the Marble Palace.” He says Fortas’ nomination in was the origin of the hyper-politicized Supreme Court confirmation process that endures today. Abe Fortas was a New Dealer, a sub-cabinet official, the founder of an eminent Washington law firm, a close adviser to Lyndon Johnson, and a Supreme Court justice. Nominated by Johnson to be Chief Justice, he was rejected by Congress and resigned from the Court early in the Nixon administration under a cloud of impending scandal/5.

Get this from a library! Nomination of Abe Fortas, report together with individual views.. [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary.]. For example, in a chapter entitled "The Scarlett Letter" (presumably to titillate the reader), he devotes over 30 pages to a tale of Senator Richard Russell's effort to influence the nomination of a successor to Frank Scarlett as a Federal District Court judge, and how it led to the loss of Russell's support for Fortas' nomination. The Abe Fortas problem isn’t new. Justice Clarence Thomas has repeatedly been chastised over the years for his taking money from conservative groups for various speaking engagements. The newest addition to the Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch has already kicked up controversy for his choices of speaking engagements. Abe Fortas: a biography User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Fortas distinguished himself as a government official during the New Deal, as founder of a powerful Washington law firm that represented both business interests and societal underdogs, as a long-time.