(1810-1883) Judge that struggled to maintain the Union during the Civil War.

Jeremiah Black

(1810-1883) Judge that struggled to maintain the Union during the Civil War.

A cartoon of a judge sitting behind a podium with a handkerchief in one hand, a prosecutor standing on the opposite side of the podium.

Cartoon of Judge and Prosecutor

A cartoon of a judge sitting behind a podium with a handkerchief in one hand, a prosecutor standing…

An illustration of Renee Corbeau in the presents of judges pleading for her freedom to love. Caption below illustration: "Furious through despair, and guided only by her passion, she rushed with such impetuosity through the crowd, that she got into the inner chamber before the judges were separated, and then her face bathed in tears, and all in disorder, she addressed them."

Renee Corbeau

An illustration of Renee Corbeau in the presents of judges pleading for her freedom to love. Caption…

An illustration of a court scene.

Court

An illustration of a court scene.

The Supreme Court Room in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Room in Washington, D.C.

Lawyer arguing case before a judge.

Courtroom

Lawyer arguing case before a judge.

(1815-1886) Named into the US supreme court by Lincoln and later became the Senator of Illinois

Judge David Davis

(1815-1886) Named into the US supreme court by Lincoln and later became the Senator of Illinois

"Stephen A. Douglas was a northern democrat and judge, involved in the fight for Kansas."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Stephen A. Douglas

"Stephen A. Douglas was a northern democrat and judge, involved in the fight for Kansas."—E. Benjamin…

(1833-1910) Modernist jurist of the Supreme Court from 1888-1910

Melville W. Fuller

(1833-1910) Modernist jurist of the Supreme Court from 1888-1910

General Joseph Holt (January 6, 1807 - August 1, 1894) was a leading member of the Buchanan administration and was Judge Advocate General in the United States Army, most notably during the Lincoln assassination trials.

General Joseph Holt

General Joseph Holt (January 6, 1807 - August 1, 1894) was a leading member of the Buchanan administration…

Lord Coleridge, a famous English judge.

Thomas Hood

Lord Coleridge, a famous English judge.

"Serjeant-at-law (time of Henry VI.)" — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Judge

"Serjeant-at-law (time of Henry VI.)" — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

An illustration of judge putting a law book on a scale.

Judge

An illustration of judge putting a law book on a scale.

An illustration of a judge looking at a woman at the witness stand.

Judge and Woman

An illustration of a judge looking at a woman at the witness stand.

John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an influential Chief Justice of the United States who shaped American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court a center of power.

John Marshall

John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an influential Chief Justice of the United…

Miller's real name was Cincinnatus Heine, or Hiner Miller. He was a poet, lawyer, and judge.

Joaquin Miller

Miller's real name was Cincinnatus Heine, or Hiner Miller. He was a poet, lawyer, and judge.

Honorable Randall was an American politician.

Hon. S. J. Randall

Honorable Randall was an American politician.

Lion, the king makes Reynard the fox a judge since he is wise and able to find mischiefs.

Reynard the Fox: Reynard the Judge

Lion, the king makes Reynard the fox a judge since he is wise and able to find mischiefs.

A lawyer, representative, and chief justice of the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Sewall

A lawyer, representative, and chief justice of the Supreme Court.

The Star Chamber (Latin Camera stellata) was an English court of law that sat at the royal Palace of Westminster until 1641. It was mistakenly thought that in 1487 an act was passed which established a special "Court of Star Chamber" to deal with the nobles; however; the only legislation passed in that year in this context was to set up a tribunal to prevent the intimidation of juries and to stop retaining. It seems to have gone out of use by 1509 and it had no connection with the later Court of Star Chamber whose primary purpose was to hear political libel and treason cases.

Interior of the Star Chamber

The Star Chamber (Latin Camera stellata) was an English court of law that sat at the royal Palace of…

(1821-1891) US Senator from Maryland.

Ephraim K. Wilson II

(1821-1891) US Senator from Maryland.