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Thurgood Marshall

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice

The Resume

    (July 2, 1908-January 24, 1993)
    Appointed Associate Supreme Court Justice by Lyndon B. Johnson (October 2, 1967-October 1, 1991)
    NAACP legal director (1940-61)
    Graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a law degree (1933)
    Graduated cum laude from Lincoln University (1930)

Why he might be annoying:

    He changed the spelling of his name from 'Thoroughgood' to 'Thurgood.'
    As a Supreme Court Justice, he exhibited sarcasm towards struggling lawyers arguing before him.
    After William Rehnquist complained a criminal's appeals were too costly, he said, 'It would have been cheaper to shoot him right after he was arrested, wouldn't it?'
    As a justice, he was the strongest supporter of the controversial topic 'Affirmative Action.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He co-sponsored, argued and won the landmark 'Brown v. Board of Education' case before the Supreme Court (1954).
    He was rejected from University of Maryland Law School due to the color of his skin.
    He helped to eradicate segregation from graduate schools down to elementary schools.
    As an advocate, he argued against white-only primary elections and restrictive covenants.
    He fought for the civil rights movement through legal means, and won 29 cases before the Supreme Court.
    He defined 'equal' as 'getting the same thing, at the same time and in the same place.'
    The 'Thurgood Marshall Foundation' provides scholarships and funding for 38 traditionally black colleges and universities.
    He was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
    He was the grandson of a slave.

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 83 Votes: 60.24% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 55 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 42 Votes: 23.81% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 36 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 34 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 77 Votes: 46.75% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 69 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 50 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 77 Votes: 49.35% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 103 Votes: 44.66% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 134 Votes: 35.82% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 206 Votes: 48.54% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 266 Votes: 46.99% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 302 Votes: 45.36% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 481 Votes: 42.83% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 617 Votes: 44.25% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 524 Votes: 43.51% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 332 Votes: 42.47% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1747 Votes: 42.70% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 452 Votes: 41.15% Annoying