On This Date in Legal History

On July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to our Constitution was ratified.  You can gain a better understanding of the Amendment by reading–  10 Huge Supreme Court Cases About the 14th Amendment at http://goo.gl/sVloVJ.

14th Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren

14th Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren

On July 9, 1974, Chief Justice Earl Warren passed away.  President Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren as the 14th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. On October 5, 1953, he was sworn in, and soon after (on May 17, 1954), the Court decided the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. The justices unanimously declared separate educational facilities for the races were inherently unequal. Another well-known case, Miranda v. Arizona, was also handed down during Chief Justice Warren’s tenure. That case held police must recite the “Miranda warning” before interrogating any suspected criminal in custody. The warning advises suspects—they have the right to remain silent, and if they choose not to exercise that right, what’s said could be used against them. They’re entitled to an attorney, and if they can’t afford one, an attorney will be provided. After sixteen years on the Court, and many more landmark decisions, Chief Justice Earl Warren retired in 1969.

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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