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Warren, Earl,

1891–1974, American public official and 14th chief justice of the United States (1953–69), b. Los Angeles. He graduated from the Univ. of California Law School in 1912. Admitted (1914) to the bar, he practiced in Oakland, Calif., and held several local offices. He served (1939–43) as state attorney general and was governor of California from 1943 to 1953. In 1948 he was the unsuccessful candidate for Vice President on the Republican ticket headed by Thomas E. DeweyDewey, Thomas Edmund,
1902–71, American political figure, governor (1943–55) of New York, b. Owosso, Mich. Admitted (1925) to the bar, Dewey practiced law and in 1931 became chief assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
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. In Oct., 1953, President Eisenhower appointed him chief justice to succeed Fred M. VinsonVinson, Frederick Moore,
1890–1953, 13th chief justice of the United States (1946–53), b. Louisa, Ky. He received his law degree from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (1911). He served (1923–29, 1931–38) in the U.S.
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. One of the most dynamic of chief justices, Warren led the court toward a number of landmark decisions in the fields of civil rights and individual liberties. Among these were the unanimous 1954 decision, written by Warren, ending segregation in the nation's schools (see Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.,
case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. Linda Brown was denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka because she was black.
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); the one man, one vote rulings, which opened the way for legislative and Congressional reapportionment; and decisions in criminal cases guaranteeing the right to counsel and protecting the accused from police abuses. In 1963–64, Warren headed the commission that investigated the assassination of President Kennedy (see Warren CommissionWarren Commission,
popular name given to the U.S. Commission to Report upon the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, established (Nov. 29, 1963) by executive order of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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). He retired from the bench in 1969. His public papers were edited by H. M. Christman (1959).


See biographies by J. D. Weaver (1967), G. E. White (1982), and E. Cray (1997); studies by A. Cox (1968), R. H. Sayler et al. (1969), and B. Schwartz (1983).

Warren, Earl

(1891–1974) Supreme Court chief justice; born in Los Angeles. He was district attorney in Alameda County, Calif. (1920–39), state attorney general (1939–43), and served three terms as governor of California (1942–53) before President Eisenhower appointed him chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1953–69). To many people's surprise, the liberal "Warren Court" actively used its judiciary powers to decide several landmark cases that affected civil rights, criminal procedure, and religious practice. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) desegregated public schools and ruled segregation "inherently unequal." Miranda v. Arizona (1966) ensured the rights of criminal suspects. The court shocked the country when it found required prayer in public schools to breach the separation of church and state. At the special request of President Lyndon Johnson, he headed the investigation of President Kennedy's assassination; the "Warren Commission" found that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
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Ehrenhaft to Chief Justice Earl Warren 9 (1961) (available in the Earl Warren Papers, Box 218, file 9, at the Library of Congress).
Suppressed excitement could be sensed among the spectators as it became apparent, at the start of the reading by Chief Justice Earl Warren, that this was more than an ordinary opinion.
This period of conservative activism, which ended in 1937, was followed by a period of liberal activism that reached its peak in the 1960s and early 1970s under Chief Justice Earl Warren and in the early part of the term of his successor, Warren Burger.
~ Chief Justice Earl Warren - June 12, 1967 (edited by Stephanie Mott - April 2, 2013).
In ruling that stop and frisk was consistent with the Fourth Amendment's provisions against unreasonable search and seizure, Chief Justice Earl Warren argued that the standard for a stop should be similar to the process of obtaining a warrant.
The author of the previous work, Justice for All, a historical account of Chief Justice Earl Warren, is the latest Eisenhower biographer seeking to rehabilitate the image of a supposed caretaker president.
Chief Justice Earl Warren, the American judge who investigated John F Kennedy's assassination, once wisely said that when he picked up his morning paper, he always turned first to the sports pages "because they record man's successes.
''The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.'' So wrote Chief Justice Earl Warren in the 1967 ruling in Loving vs.
According to a comprehensive study on Secure Communities by the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, 39 percent of those arrested through Secure Communities have a spouse or child who is a U.S.
Richard stated that his legal argument was to: "Tell the court 1 love my wife, and it is just unfair that I can't live with her in Virginia." Times were then "a-changing" (as the song goes) in the USA of the 1960s, especially in the attitude to inter-racial relationships, and Chief Justice Earl Warren agreed with Mildred and Richard, stating that the anti-miscegenation laws "deprive the Lovings of liberty" and "freedom to marry has long been recognised as one of the vital human rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness".
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Chief Justice Earl Warren: Does segregation in public schools on the basis of race deprive minority children of an equal education?

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