Cancelling Chief Justice White
Most people have never heard of Chief Justice Edward Douglass White. In 1894, President Cleveland appointed him to the Supreme Court, where he served as an Associate Justice until 1910. And, after Chief Justice Fuller’s death, President Taft nominated White as Chief Justice in 1910. (Justice Harlan was quite miffed that he was passed over). White would serve as Chief until 1921 when he was replaced by, fittingly, Chief Justice Taft.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has long featured a prominent statue of Chief Justice White. If you walk through the French Quarter, you can’t miss it. Well, it did at least. Now, the Court has removed the statue.
Why? Well, the Court would not say, exactly.
The exact reason for its removal — whether the justice’s ties to White supremacy, official concern that the statue
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