Sunday, May 12, 2013

Annotations for the Bobblehead of Massachusetts’ first U. S. Supreme Court Justice

   Justice William Cushing “was the first member of the U.S. Supreme Court appointed from Massachusetts.   As the story goes, he set out to walk to the Court’s first sitting in New York in 1790, wearing a large traditional English wig, but returned to his lodgings for a change of headgear after drawing stares and comments in the street.
   The third volume (3 Dallas) of the U.S. Reports contains Ware v. Hylton, 3 U.S. 199 (1796), in which Cushing and his colleagues issued opinions seriatim exercising for the first time the Court’s authority to pass judgment on the constitutionality of state laws.”
   A complete list of The Green Bag’s bobbleheads (all U.S. Supreme Court Justices) is available on their website. Ross Davies, editor in chief of The Green Bag, has designated the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School as the official Supreme Court Bobblehead archive. Mark s. Weiner has produced a video featuring Yale’s bobblehead collection called “A Philosophical Reflection on Judicial Bobbleheads”