More serendipity

I was doing some reading of judicial qualifications, especially for appointment to CAAF.

On a side note, it appears that 12 U. S. Supreme Court justices did not take the bar after having first graduated law school and receiving a law degree—notably Justice Robert H. Jackson, of Nuremberg fame, is one; he combined some law school classes with reading the law. Another was Justice Joseph Story, of storied fame for some of the court’s most consequential decisions and his Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States.

As we know, the practice before say 1878 was for aspiring lawyers to “read the law” and through that process becoming recommended and admitted to the bar. The ABA was founded in 1878 and since then has inserted itself into all parts of the education and approval of lawyers either directly or through influence.

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