Talk:Thurgood Marshall

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Second child not listed (suggestion)[edit]

Thurgood Marshall Jr is listed in the info box with a link to his wiki page, but John W. Marshall is not listed (and he has a page too, — Preceding unsigned comment added by 09:53, 8 February 2017‎ (talk)

Discrepancy in number of cases argued/won[edit]

Under the section, "Chief Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund," this article says "In total, Marshall won 29 out of the 32 cases he argued before the Supreme Court"

Later, under "Court of Appeals and Solicitor General," it says "As Solicitor General, he won 14 out of the 19 cases that he argued for the government".

Obviously, these two cannot be rectified, since if he lost 5 cases for the government, his win record would at best be 27/32. Both are [citation needed]

Most sources I've found support the former, including the NYTimes obituary: It also says that he argued 14 as a private citizen and 18 as SG.

But I did find one source saying he was 14 of 19 for the government, but it didn't seem the most reliable. [such as this site that gets a warning when you try to access it: ] I can't find a list of all his cases he argued, so I can't say for sure one is right, though I suspect the 29/32 is right.

In any event, this discrepancy should be fixed, but since sources disagree I wanted to place it out here first. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:13, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Courthouses named after Thurgood Marshall...[edit]

Not sure how many, but there are some number of court houses named in honor of Thurgood Marshall. For instance in Inglewood, California. These might be added to the legacy section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FCC8:B3C3:A400:8497:CF26:C41A:F66E (talk) 12:20, 21 January 2019 (UTC)


Thurgood was a nice loving man he never went to jail and he is who he is if he was in jail he was never here but he never been bad he never did nothing but work on his homework like me Tai im working on my homework but I wanna talk about Thurgood because he never bullyed he never got to jail he never murdered someone - Roblox Tai0913. Now. Be. Good or the. Police will. Get. Ya — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:04, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Unconscionably Short "Supreme Court" Section[edit]

The subsection devoted to Marshall's quarter-century as a Supreme Court Justice is embarrassingly scant, at fewer than 750 words, and not well-organized. I'd like to propose fleshing it out, and making it its own full section with appropriate subsections Waidawut (talk) 12:29, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Solicitor General Section[edit]

There’s an apparent wording error in reference to Marshall being the highest ranking black official in government. The Solicitor General is the 4th ranking official at DOJ, Robert Weaver was a cabinet secretary and thus in the line of succession - much higher up the list, and Weaver was in office first. As a result, Marshall did not succeed him as the highest ranking official. Perhaps it should say, highest ranking black official “since” Weaver. --Revmqo (talk) 23:47, 16 June 2020 (UTC)