1. Judicial nicknames

Nicknames for justices include "Old Bacon Face" (Samuel P. Chase, who had a reddish complexion), "Scalito" (Samuel Alito, characterized as a mini-me of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001782" title="Antonin Scalia" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/justice-system/antonin-scalia-PEHST001782.topic">Antonin Scalia</a>), "The Lone Ranger" (William Rehnquist, for his contrarian positions) and "Hugo-to-Hell" (Hugo Black, shown here, a strict sentencing judge). But if you see a reference to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001288" title="Thurgood Marshall" href="/topic/arts-culture/thurgood-marshall-PEHST001288.topic">Thurgood Marshall</a> as "Thoroughgood," that's not a nickname -- that's the first name he was born with, before changing it in the second grade.

( John Duricka, ASSOCIATED PRESS )

Nicknames for justices include "Old Bacon Face" (Samuel P. Chase, who had a reddish complexion), "Scalito" (Samuel Alito, characterized as a mini-me of Antonin Scalia), "The Lone Ranger" (William Rehnquist, for his contrarian positions) and "Hugo-to-Hell" (Hugo Black, shown here, a strict sentencing judge). But if you see a reference to Thurgood Marshall as "Thoroughgood," that's not a nickname -- that's the first name he was born with, before changing it in the second grade.

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