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.
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.