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The latest news from the John Marshall Foundation

JMF partners with the National Constitution Center

September 28, 2016 by David King

The John Marshall Foundation is partnering with the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia to create a special John Marshall exhibition at the NCC in 2017. “John Marshall: Hidden Hero of American Self-Government” will provide a more expanded understanding of the Great Chief Justice, from “young man of the Revolution, to state legislator, champion of […]

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Fairfax County Teacher Cathy Ruffing, 2016 John Marshall Foundation Teacher Award Recipient

by Scott Layman

The John Marshall Foundation presented its 2016 Teacher Award, co-sponsored by Hunton & Williams LLP and McGuireWoods LLP, at the Richmond Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Luncheon, May 2, at the Richmond Omni. Lawton Way, Esq., Hunton & Williams, presented the award to Cathy Ruffing, Centreville High School history teacher. Ruffing’s career spans 25 years […]

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Happy Birthday, John Marshall!

September 24, 2016 by Scott Layman

September 24, 2016, was the Great Chief Justice’s 261st birthday! Born in Fauquier County, VA, he was the first of 15 children born to Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. He was mainly home-schooled by his father, but did spend one year at Campbell Academy in Westmoreland County with future U.S. President James Monroe as his […]

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Chief Justice John Roberts Welcomes the John Marshall Foundation to the U.S. Supreme Court

May 10, 2016 by Joni Albrecht

Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed friends of The John Marshall Foundation (JMF) to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, March 9, to mark the 215th anniversary of Marshall’s appointment as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. The event was co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society and featured a keynote lecture by Jeffrey Rosen, […]

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Justice for All – JMF to Expand “Justice in the Classroom”

by Joni Albrecht

The award-winning Justice in the Classroom (JIC) civics education program, currently in 28 high schools and middle schools in the Central Virginia region, is moving into new regions of the state, thanks to a generous grant from the Virginia Law Foundation. The VLF’s mission is to promote through philanthropy the rule of law, access to […]

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Judge Roger Gregory Joins the JMF Board of Directors

by Joni Albrecht

Judge Roger L. Gregory, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, recently joined the John Marshall Foundation Board of Directors; he will become Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit this July. Judge Gregory was placed on the U.S. Court of Appeals by recess appointment of President William J. Clinton on December […]

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John Marshall Foundation Board Member Kevin Walsh’s Tribute to Justice Scalia

by Joni Albrecht

“Justice Scalia and the Next Generation of Constitutional Custodians” Justice Antonin Scalia had a way of getting right to the point. “I have never been custodian of my legacy,” he said in an interview a few years ago. “When I am dead and gone, I’ll either be sublimely happy or terribly unhappy.” Never one to […]

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Executive Director’s Message

by David King

I’m excited about the expansion and improvements in our civics-education programs. Tom Kennedy, Board member who pioneered the last “leap forward” of the Justice in the Classroom (JIC) program, is now leading a team in the “new leap forward” in technology and refinement. Cheryl Ragsdale and Debra Prillaman, Education Committee Co-Chairs, and Barbara Schneider, Director […]

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Message from the President

by Caroline Smith Parkinson

  March 9, 2016, is a day that I would carve on my walking stick, if I knew how to carve a walking stick. The privilege of our time at the Supreme Court as Ted Allen so eloquently put it, was “hitting the moon!” I had only been inside the court one other time and […]

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Flipped Out

by Joni Albrecht

Secondary school history teacher Greg Ownby has flipped over John Marshall.  Ownby, who is Powhatan High School’s History Department Chairperson and now an educational consultant to the John Marshall Foundation (JMF), is also a trainer in an instructional model known as “Flipping the Classroom.” He teaches teachers how to think differently and shift instruction to […]

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