Death of Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, Resigned Due to Ethics Scandal

Death of Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, Resigned Due to Ethics Scandal

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Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas dies in Washington, D.C. Abe Fortas occupied many different government positions before reaching the U.S. Supreme Court, but he couldn't remain on the court — he had to resign in 1969 due to an ethics scandal.

 

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