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Labor Day Trivia Questions
On Secretaries of Labor and Supreme Court justices
As we approach the leisure of Labor Day weekend, I invite you to relax over these trivia questions, which explore connections that various Secretaries of Labor had with Supreme Court justices and nominees:
This future Secretary of Labor argued Supreme Court cases as an assistant to Solicitor General Robert Bork.
This future Secretary of Labor resided with a future Supreme Court justice for more than a year.
This future Secretary of Labor was a law clerk to a future Supreme Court justice.
This Secretary of Labor became a Supreme Court justice.
This Secretary of Labor was previously both a United States senator—for five Supreme Court confirmations—and a federal judge.
This Secretary of Labor was later a United States senator and voted on two Supreme Court nominations.
In a letter to the president, this future Supreme Court justice praised the president’s selection of this Secretary of Labor and described her as “not only the best possible woman for your Cabinet but the best man for the job.”
As a law professor at Northwestern, future Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz taught this future Supreme Court justice and successfully recommended him for a Supreme Court clerkship.
No research, please. The comments section is open for your answers. I will circulate the correct responses next Tuesday. (9/4: Oops, make that Monday, Labor Day.)
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