Chief Justice, Earl Warren


A few introductory notes:

Some U.S. citizens were not pleased with this Republican’s work on the Supreme Court. I find most of that work pleasing, and of great value for our union. I intend to comment on that work in the near future. For now, here are a few historical notes:

His father was an immigrant from Norway. I believe that my paternal grandmother’s parents were Norwegian. That could make me kin to Justice Warren and so, to be biased in his favor!

He spent much of his childhood and youth in Bakersfield, California. Bakersfield was, and is, on the edge of a desert which I have called home.

He seemed to have a strong dislike for mob action. I don’t like it much either.

Earl W. was a charter member of Local 268 of the American Federation of Musicians. I am not a musician, but I have seen value in unions.

Warren quoted President Lincoln as saying, “I am a slow walker, but I never walked backward.” I am, not absolutely sure what that means, but it does not seem a bad saying for a politician.

Well, this has peaked my curiosity about what Justice Warren did as Chief Justice of our Supreme Court. I may walk backwards from time to time, but just now I feel like working-up a little essay on Warren’s doings as a Justice on our Supreme Court.

 

by Richard Sheehan

 

 

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