Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Today I learned, via this podcast, http://www.radiolab.org/story/the_political_thicket/,
that there was a Supreme Court Justice who went to UMKC, from which I have an LLM,
at the same time he was going to high school. 1920-1924, so I think that's before my grandfather started teaching there.
A farm kid, he put himself through law school by hunting and trapping. Worked in the mailroom at a law firm, graduated, and got a job there. Served 5 years on the Supreme Court before retiring due to a nervous breakdown over dealing with Justice Frankfurter in Baker v Carr, the case that pretty much created modern election law.

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