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On This Date in Legal History

On November 8, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.  Listen to this informative video at https://goo.gl/9TIk8p.  After the Senate confirmed her nomination she became the first African-American woman to head the Department of Justice. To … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 23, 1889, Mabel Walker Willebrandt was born. From 1921 to 1929 she was the Assistant Attorney General of the United States responsible for enforcing prohibition (the Volstead Act). To learn more about this remarkable attorney, read Can This Woman … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 4, 1872, Alexander Mitchell Palmer was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. After his admission to the Pennsylvania bar, he practiced as a  lawyer; and from 1909 until 1915, he served in the House of Representatives.  President Woodrow Wilson … Continue reading

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Attorney General Griffin Boyette Bell

President Carter nominated Griffin Bell as the 72nd Attorney General of the United States. On January 25, 1977, the Senate confirmed his nomination, and Bell served as Attorney General until August 16, 1979.  Learn more about this distinguished jurist at https://www.justice.gov/ag/bio/bell-griffin-boyette and … Continue reading

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