Establish Justice

May 30, 2024 00:03:23
Establish Justice
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Establish Justice

May 30 2024 | 00:03:23

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View Attributions and the Full Transcript Melville W. Fuller was the first Chief Justice to lobby Congress. He successfully advocated forthe adoption of the Circuit Courts of Appeals Act of 1891. It established appellate courts,which reduced the Supreme Court’s backlog and allowed it to decide cases in a more timelymanner. In 1893, President Grover Cleveland offered to appoint Fuller to be Secretary of State.He declined, contending that accepting a political appointment would harm the SupremeCourt’s reputation for impartiality.

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