Monthly Archives: November 2016

On This Date in Legal History

On November 29, 1976, the case of Wooley v. Maynard was argued before the United States Supreme Court. New Hampshire had a law that made it a crime to cover up the state’s motto “Live Free or Die” on automobile … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On November 28, 1975, President Ford nominated Judge John Paul Stevens (from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) to the United States Supreme Court. Read President Ford’s announcement at https://research.archives.gov/id/7341714. On December 17, 1975, he was confirmed … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On November 21, 1945, former Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson delivered his opening statement at the Nuremberg trial.  Listen to his recorded statement at https://goo.gl/CMouay.

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On This Date in Legal History

On November 20, 1961, the United States Supreme Court decided Hoyt v. Florida. The case involved an all-male jury convicting Gwendolyn Hoyt of killing her husband. In Florida women were excluded from jury service unless they proactively registered with the clerk … Continue reading

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The Nuremberg Trials

On November 20, 1945, the Nuremberg trials began at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany. The Chief Prosecutor was Robert H. Jackson, who was an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1941 to 1954. The History … Continue reading

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