FILE - In this Aug. 8, 1962 file photo, Thurgood Marshall appears 

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 1962 file photo, Thurgood Marshall appears before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in Washington for a third hearing on his nomination as a judge of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Marshall, a former NAACP lawyer, was appointed to the bench by President John F. Kennedy in October 1961. He became Solicitor General in 1965 and the first African-American Supreme Court judge in 1967, both under the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. (AP Photo/File)
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 1962 file photo, Thurgood Marshall appears before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in Washington for a third hearing on his nomination as a judge of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Marshall, a former NAACP lawyer, was appointed to the bench by President John F. Kennedy in October 1961. He became Solicitor General in 1965 and the first African-American Supreme Court judge in 1967, both under the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. (AP Photo/File)
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