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President Nixon visited the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23, 1969. In this photo he is accompanied by outgoing Chief Justice Earl Warren (left) and incoming Chief Justice Warren Burger (right). (Richard Nixon Presidential Library)

Michael Bobelian is author of “Battle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court.”

Fifty years ago, President Nixon appointed Warren Burger as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. He would go on to appoint three additional justices.

Nixon believed these appointments to be one of the central pillars of his presidential legacy. On this edition of the Nixon Now Podcast, we explore this topic with Michael Bobelian, contributing writer for Forbes.com, and author of “Battle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court.”

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