• A previous line-up of the Supreme Court of the United States of America (1972 - 1975)

History

  • August 1971 - Hugo Black admitted himself to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
  • September 17, 1971 - Black retired from the court
  • September 23, 1971 - John M Harlan II retired due to illness and poor eyesight
  • October 21, 1971 - Richard Nixon nominated Lewis Powell Jr and Wiliam Renquist
  • December 7, 1971 - Lewis Powell Jr confirmed 89-1
  • December 10, 1971 - Wiliam Renquist confirmed 68-26
  • January 7, 1972 - Powel & Renquist begin time on the court

  • December 31, 1974 - William Douglas suffered a stroke
  • Seven justices vote to postpone cases where Douglas's vote may make a difference
  • November 12, 1975 - Douglas retired, assuming he could continue as a senior judge
  • December 19, 1975 - John Paul Stevens took seat on the Supreme Court after being nominated by Gerald Ford and being confirmed 98-0.
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