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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 05:38 PM

17. LBJ got Authur Goldberg to leave the Court in 1965.

Resignation from the Supreme Court and UN Ambassador[edit]

Goldberg being sworn in as U.N. Ambassador by Justice Hugo Black, July 26, 1965. Lyndon Johnson (left) looks on.
In 1965, Goldberg was persuaded by President Johnson to resign his seat on the court to replace the recently deceased Adlai Stevenson as the Ambassador to the United Nations. Johnson wanted to appoint his friend Abe Fortas to the court,[10] in case any of his Great Society reforms were going to be deemed unconstitutional by the Court; he thought Fortas would notify him in advance.[11] Goldberg had declined an earlier offer to leave his position to be Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.[11] He did take Johnson's offer of the UN ambassadorship when Johnson discussed it with him on Air Force One to Illinois for the burial of Stevenson, however.[11]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Goldberg


Unfortunately, Obama doesn't have LBJ's "persuasive" skills.

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