Monthly Archives: July 2014

United States v. Nixon

On this day in 1974, the United States Supreme Court decided United States v. Nixon. Learn why the President had to disclose recordings of private conversations in the oval office @ http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2014/07/anniversary-of-united-states-v-nixon/.

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The First African-American Female Judge

Jane Bolin was the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School. On this date in 1939, she also became the first African-American woman judge in the United States.  Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia of New York swore her in.  She was … Continue reading

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Scopes Was Found Guilty Today in 1925

John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution on this day in 1925.  He was fined $100.  Read more at http://www.lawsuitgame.com/blog/?p=2353.

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Justice Souter

On July 23, 1990, President George H.W. Bush announced the nomination of David H. Souter to the United States Supreme Court.  On October 2, the same year, the Senate confirmed his nomination and he became the country’s 105th Justice on … Continue reading

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Foul Balls at a Ballpark Are Found to be a Known Danger

A spectator at a minor league baseball game got hit by a foul ball.  There was no protective netting where she was seated, along the first base line.  She sued the ballpark  claiming that they had a duty to extend … Continue reading

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Which Former President Was a Chief Justice?

William Howard Taft has been the only President to serve on the United States Supreme Court.  He was sworn in as the 10th Chief Justice on this date in 1921.   Learn more at http://congressarchives.tumblr.com/post/55169702026/on-july-11-1921-william-howard-taft-was-sworn-in or http://www.lawsuitgame.com/blog/?p=2293#sthash.vuQKw6Ma.dpbs.

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The Scopes Trial

The criminal trial against John Scopes began on this date in 1925.  Scopes, a science instructor, was indicted for teaching the prohibited subject of evolution in a Dayton, Tennessee public school.  A jury found him guilty of violating Tennessee’s “Butler … Continue reading

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A Look Back on Chief Justice Earl Warren

Earl Warren was nominated by President Eisenhower to be America’s 14th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  On March 1, 1954, the Senate confirmed his appointment.  Less than three months later the Court decided the landmark case Brown … Continue reading

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The First Woman Justice on the Supreme Court

On this day in 1981, President Reagan nominated the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court– Sandra Day O’Connor.  The Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination. She was sworn in on September 25, 1981, and continued to serve on … Continue reading

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Our Nation’s 4th Chief Justice

In 1801, President John Adams nominated John Marshall Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and the Senate confirmed his appointment.  He served as Chief Justice until his death on this date in 1835.  He’s credited for establishing the … Continue reading

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Our 96th Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, was born on this day in 1908.  He left a monumental imprint on this nation’s civil rights history.  For more information, go to http://www.lawsuitgame.com/blog/?p=1750#sthash.iVt4qt3g.dpbs.

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William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft was our twenty-seventh President and our tenth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  He was President from 1909-1913.  He lost his bid for reelection.  On June 30 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1921, President Harding nominated him to the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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