Hess v. Indiana Historical Marker Ceremony

Indiana University - Bloomington

The historical marker is a permanent installation on the ground floor reading room in the Jerome Hall Law Library.

The historical marker program began as an component of bicentennial events on Indiana University campuses. Law Library Director Emerita Linda Fariss served on the Indiana University Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee.


A landmark US Supreme Court case that began near Baier Hall was commemorated with the installation of a historical marker in the Jerome Hall Law Library on November 8, 2019.

“The installation of the Hess marker is significant not only for its substance, but also because it is the first Bicentennial marker that commemorates an event, rather than an individual or group,” said Dean Austen Parrish. “We are grateful to the commission for recognizing the importance of the Hess case in the university’s history and to our late colleagues for their diligent representation.”