The Hughes Court (1930–41)


How did Hughes’s position as chief justice affect his son’s job?

Hughes’s son, Charles E. Hughes Jr., resigned his position as solicitor general of the United States when his father was nominated for the position of chief justice. The younger Hughes stepped down because it would create a conflict of interest, as the solicitor general regularly argues cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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