The nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court has captured national headlines in recent weeks amid the news of the war in Ukraine. Shortly after World War I ended, Knoxville received some national court-related attention as well when local Judge Edward Terry Sanford was…
I daresay few of my readers recall a Knoxvillian once sat on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Edward Terry Sanford served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1923 until his unexpected death in 1930. Sanford had been the judge of the Eastern District of Tennessee, by virtue of appointment by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Can you name Knoxville’s only U.S. Supreme Court justice? Attorney Stephanie Slater is convinced he was a significant jurist whose opinions still have positive influence on many decisions today, including civil-rights cases.
Special thanks to the Tennessee Bar Association for the book review: https://www.tba.org/journal/book-review
Check out this review of EDWARD TERRY SANFORD: A TENNESSEAN ON THE US SUPREME COURT in this Month’s Issue of DICTA.
In this program, lawyers will learn about the forgotten history and legacy of the only US Supreme Court Justice born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Stephanie Slater will make a presentation and sign books 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd at the East Tennessee History Center. Here are two recent news articles about the event: http://tncourts.gov/news/2018/08/20/slater-giving-presentation-launch-book-justice-sanford https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/20/supreme-court-edward-terry-sanford-book-georgiana-vines/1008836002/
Edward Terry Sanford, born and raised in Knoxville, is one of only six Tennesseans to have served on the Supreme Court of the United States