Monthly Archives: December 2013

Today In 1956–The Supreme Court Ended Segregation On Buses

Four African American women from Montgomery, Alabama, brought a class action lawsuit alleging that local ordinances and state statutes, requiring segregation on buses, were unconstitutional.  A United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama agreed.  It found the … Continue reading

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Today Is Bill Of Rights Day

On this day in 1791, the Bill of Rights became law.  It amended our Constitution, which was written and signed in 1787.  Ten amendments were added to guarantee our most fundamental personal freedoms, including our freedom of speech, press, religion, … Continue reading

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Has Become Even More Transparent

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced plans to live video stream “exceptionally important” cases.  Starting tomorrow viewers will be able to see and hear oral arguments without leaving the comfort of their homes, offices or … Continue reading

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A Chili Sauce Plant Is Told To Get Its Smell Under Control

The City of Irwindale in Los Angeles County brought a complaint for public nuisance against Huy Fong Foods, the owners of a hot sauce processing plant.  The City alleged powerful smells coming from the plant were causing residents to suffer … Continue reading

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