‘Equal Justice Under Law’

The front façade of the U.S. Supreme Court Building bears a marble inscription, “Equal Justice Under Law,” attributed to the Chicago lawyer and eighth U.S. Supreme Court chief justice Melville W. Fuller. Largely forgotten today is Fuller’s bigotry toward women and minorities, particularly African-Americans.In 1856, 23-year-old Harvard Law School graduate Melville W. Fuller decided to …

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