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Birth of Warren Burger, Future Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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Warren Burger is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota to a family of Swiss-German descent. His grandfather, an immigrant from Switzerland, volunteered to fight in the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Although Warren Burger will be regarded as generally conservative and his legal philosophy will be strictly constructionist, as Chief Justice he will lead the Supreme Court on a number of significant, transformative, and controversial decisions on abortion, capital punishment, religious establishment, and school desegregation.

Critics will claim that Warren Burger spends too much time in other duties and will be an ineffectual leader; for example, he will frequently hold back or even switch his vote on cases in order to be in the majority and assign opinions.

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Chief Justice Warren E. Burger speaks to American Youth about the Constitution

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