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History of the Solicitor General

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, a former Solicitor General

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, a former Solicitor General

New York
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Established in 1870 by President Ulysses S. Grant, the Solicitor General represents the United States in cases before the Supreme Court. In this program, historian John Barrett details the history of the office of the Solicitor General, focusing on especially on the New Yorkers who have occupied the position. He profiles such illustrious figures as Justices Thurgood Marshall, Robert Jackson, and Elena Kagan, who all served as Solicitor General before their appointments to the Supreme Court. This event was co-hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Historical Society of the New York Courts. It's about an hour.

Updated: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 2:39pm (ET)

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