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Warren's New York Times obituary reports that after Fortas's nomination failed, "Warren then announced that he would retire at the end of the Court's term in June, 1969."
Forty years later, the Noah Porter Gate at Fortas's own university should be no exception.
The charge of cronyism was more effective against Johnson's other appointment to take Fortas's seat, Homer Thornberry.
Fifty-two cases were brought up in which it was claimed that in forty-nine of them Fortas's vote had prevented material from being ruled pornography; this was followed by a private, closed-door session in which the senators reviewed slides of the allegedly offensive material.
Those attacks - which included moves by congressional Republicans to impeach Fortas and Douglas over their acceptance of payments from foundations funded by controversial liberals - eventually forced Fortas's resignation from the court.