Black Supreme Court Justices

Ex-State Supreme Court Justice Sylvia Ash got caught up in an investigation of the Municipal Credit Union that resulted in her being sentenced to 15 months in prison on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making a false statement to a federal agent.

The U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings that played out in the U.S. Senate while generating a number of contentious debates reflected another hearing from years past. Like Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas contended with accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct, although he too was sworn in narrowly. In October 1991, an FBI […]

Thurgood Marshall’s most notable achievement among the many of his storied career is his distinction as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. But the late legal giant’s formative years set into motion many of his ideals, and some of that will be examined in the upcoming film Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman. Marshall was born July […]