Justice Harlan's Inspiration for Writing Civil Rights Cases Dissent

Kate Dillingham and Amelia Newcomb, the great-great-granddaughters of Justice John Marshall Harlan, told their version of a story passed down… read more

Kate Dillingham and Amelia Newcomb, the great-great-granddaughters of Justice John Marshall Harlan, told their version of a story passed down through the generations of their family. The story concerns how Malvina Harlan, the wife of Justice Harlan, used an inkwell that had belonged to Chief Justice Roger Taney to inspire her husband to write his dissent in the Civil Rights Cases of 1883. Ms. Dillingham and Ms. Newcomb were interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases series, this one for the Civil Rights Cases of 1883, for which Justice Harlan wrote the dissent. close

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Program ID:
441446-3
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 01, 2018 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN.org

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  • Mar 01, 2018 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN.org
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