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Judge John J. Parker

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On this date in 1885, Judge John J. Parker was born in Monroe, North Carolina.  After receiving both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Parker went on to practice law in the North Carolina cities of Greensboro, Monroe and Charolette from 1908 to 1922.  During this time he was very active in Republican politics and ran unsuccessful campaigns for Congress, N.C. Attorney General, and Governor. 

Justice George Moellring (N.D. Supreme Court)

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On this date in 1878, Justice George Moellring of the North Dakota Supreme Court was born in Quincy, Illinois.  Raised in Quincy, Illinois, Moellring graduated law school at the tender age 19 fron Chaddock College of Law.  Too young to be admitted to the Bar, Moellring went on to receive his LLM from Highland Park College in Des Moines, Iowa.  He moved to North Dakota in 1902 and practiced in the

Justice William Rufus Day

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On this date in 1922, Justice William Rufus Day retired as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Justice Day was born on April 17, 1849 in Ravenna, Ohio.  A graduate of the Univesity of Michigan School of Law, Day spent the next couple of decades of his career as a litigator in Canton, Ohio.  He became friends with William McKinley who would later be elected President of the

Judge Douglas Ginsburg

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On this date in 1987, Judge Douglas Ginsburg was nominated by President Ronald Reagan as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.  The position he was nominated for was that of Justice Lewis Powell, who was retiring.  Judge Ginsburg was not President Reagan's first choice as his nomination would come on the heels of the failed nomination of Judge Robert Bork (see October 23, 2013 entry).  Ironically, it would not

Justice Thomas J. Burke (N.D. Supreme Court)

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On this date in 1896, Justice Thomas J. Burke was born in Rolla, North Dakota.  After serving in the Navy during World War I, Justice Burke attended and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.  He studied the law under his father, Justice John Burke (then a former N.D. Governor and former U.S. Secretary of Treasury and a future N.D. Supreme Court Justice) and Usher Burdick (a former N.D.

Judge Robert Bork

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On this date in 1987, The United States Senate rejected the nomination of Judge Robert Bork as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court by a vote of 58-42.  Born in 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA, Judge Bork was a graduate of the University of Chicago.  He was a professor of law at Yale Law School and served as Solicitor General during the Nixon Administration.  He made history on October 20, 1973 when

Justice Paul Sand (N.D. Supreme Court)

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On this date in 1914, Justice Paul Sand of the North Dakota Supreme Court was born in Balta, ND.  After graduating from the North Dakota School of Law in 1941, Sand was inducted into the U.S. Army and served the next six years in the European Theatre in various positions within the military justice system, including trial judge advocate, assistant staff judge advocate and service on the War Crimes Commission.  After leaving

Justice John Marshall Harlan (the first)

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On this day in 1877, Justice John Marshall Harlan was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Originally from Kentucky, he served in the Union army, practiced law, and was the Attorney General for Kentucky prior to his appointment. Justice Harlan went on to serve 34 years on the Court before his sudden death in 1911.  During his time on the Court, Justice Harlan became known as the
On October 7, 2013, I was privileged to appear before the Grand Forks City Council on behalf of the Greater Grand Forks Apartment Association to present their position on the proposed Fair Housing Ordinance.

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