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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Earl Warren

Earl Warren, 1955

October 5th marks the anniversary of Earl Warren’s swearing-in as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1953. He would serve until 1969.

The “Warren Court” presided over a major shift in American constitutional jurisprudence, with Warren writing the majority opinions in landmark cases such as Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Reynolds v. Sims (1964), Miranda v. Arizona (1966) and Loving v. Virginia (1967).

In 1964, Macmillan published The Warren Court with photographs by Yousuf Karsh, and text by John P. Frank, an American lawyer and scholar involved in landmark civil rights, school desegregation, and criminal procedure cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Approximately 30 Karsh Sittings mention “Supreme Court” in their records, with justices primarily from the US and Canada. See them all here.