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When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was hospitalized in 1970 with a bout of pneumonia, President Richard Nixon sent a note asking about his medical status, an unsubtle way of divining when Marshall might retire or die.
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Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at email@example.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro