A judge of the twentieth century; the first black appointed to the. Before his appointment to the Court in 1967, Marshall served as a lawyer for the , and in 1954 he argued before the Court against in the case of Brown versus Board of Education. As a Supreme Court justice, he was known for his consistently record and for advocating the rights of women and minorities.
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