Decisions of the Supreme Court, 1929–30

Archive Report

Changes in Court Membership: Disposition of Cases

A Different Supreme Court adjourned June 2, 1930, from that which opened the 1929–30 term on October 3, last. Chief Justice Taft was succeeded by Chief Justice Hughes, and, after a lengthy Senate contest, resulting in the rejection of President Hoover's nomination of John J. Parker of North Carolina, Owen J. Roberts was sworn in on the last day of the term to succeed the late Justice Sanford.

Chief Justice Taft came to Supreme Court, at a time when it was being heavily burdened by the increasing litigation that came to it from the flowed dockets of the state and federal courts. Yearly it disposed of some 700 cases, but new cases were coming in increasing numbers, and the ...

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