On This Date in Legal History

On July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was born. He was the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He left a monumental imprint on the nation’s civil rights history. To learn about this highly regarded jurist, go to http://goo.gl/UptsFU.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Thurgood Marshall

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Thurgood Marshall

On July 2, 1980, the United States Supreme Court decided Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia. Richmond Newspapers sued after a Virginia court excluded their reporters from a criminal trial. Their case was appealed up to the United States Supreme Court that held, in a 7-1 decision, “absent an overriding interest…the trial of a criminal case must be open to the public.” You can read the entire opinion at http://bit.ly/1JAYwFk, or listen to the attorneys argue this case before the Supreme Court at http://bit.ly/1HzRoqE.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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