This celebrity goo was created by player Samir Mehta.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Samir, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, May 25, 2015 (part of Spring 2015)

category: Justice

clue: It takes a weird legal mind to deny citizenship because someone is Caucasian, but not white.

explanation: Sutherland was a Supreme Court Justice from 1922-1938. One of his most notable rulings, U.S. v. Bhaghat Singh Thind, prevented Indians from obtaining citizenship because they were not white in the "common understanding." more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Mike Eberhart


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