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Columbia Law Review

Supreme Court of the United States

1993

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A Vigil For Thurgood Marshall, Eben Moglen Jan 1993

A Vigil For Thurgood Marshall, Eben Moglen

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Three days after his death, on January 27th, Thurgood Marshall came to the Supreme Court, up the marble steps, for the last time. Congress had ordered Abraham Lincoln's catafalque brought to the Court, and on it the casket of Thurgood Marshall lay in state. His beloved Chief, Earl Warren, had been so honored in the Great Hall of the Court, and no one else. Congress made the right decision about the bier, and it spoke with the voice of the people: no other American, of any age, so deserved to lie where Lincoln slept.

To him, all day on ...