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Goldberg Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice

Oct. 1, 1962 - President Kennedy watched the Supreme Court open its new term today in an atmosphere made somber by events in Mississippi. The President and other high officials were there to watch Arthur J. Goldberg (pictured) take the oath as a new justice. Ordinarily the swearing-in is a happy affair, ritualistic and significant mainly to family and friends. But the Mississippi tragedy hung in the air of the courtroom today. It was etched on grim faces of the President and his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. The Attorney General, who was up all night dealing with the Mississippi crisis, came to the Supreme Court after a few minutes’ nap and a shave. The President had only a few hours’ sleep. Mr. Goldberg is the 94th Supreme Court justice in the history of the United States.

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