This Day in History: 1891-03-19

Earl Warren, who served as Chief Justice of the United States from 1953 to 1969, is born. The “Warren Court” presided over major advances in American constitutional jurisprudence, especially in regard to civil rights. Warren wrote 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). Learn more.