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Don't talk to me about justice unless you are voting to secure the Supreme Court

On October 2, 1967, Chief Justice Earl Warren swore in Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the Supreme Court. Marshall, nominated to the court by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, was a towering figure in the battle for civil rights. During his 24 years on the high court, Associate Justice Marshall consistently challenged discrimination based on race or sex, opposed the death penalty, and vehemently defended affirmative action.
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