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On This Date in Legal History

Lyndon Johnson met former Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas when they were both working in Washington, D.C. in the late 30s. Then in 1948, Fortas helped Johnson win a highly contested Senate seat. Johnson viewed Fortas as a trusted advisor, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 28, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated Abe Fortas to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was known as a brilliant jurist. In fact, in 1963 he successfully represented Clarence Earl Gideon before the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Lyndon Johnson met former Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas when they were both working in Washington, D.C. in the late 30s. Then in 1948, Fortas helped Johnson win a highly contested Senate seat. Johnson viewed Fortas as a trusted advisor, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1968, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  The case arose after three students wore small black armbands to school protesting the Vietnam War. When they refused to … Continue reading

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Teaching Evolution Was Once a Criminal Act

In bygone days an Arkansas law prohibited public school teachers from teaching the theory of human evolution.  If a teacher were found guilty of violating the anti-evolution law, then he or she was subject to termination and a fine no … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 28, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated Abe Fortas to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was known as a brilliant jurist. In fact, he successfully represented Clarence Earl Gideon before the Supreme Court in Gideon v. … Continue reading

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On This Date In Legal History

On this date in 1967 the United States Supreme Court decided In re Gault. The Court explained what procedural safeguards ought to be provided to a juvenile at a court proceeding. Read about this legal issue @ http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1966/1966_116.

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On This Date In Legal History

On this date in 1969 former Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigned from the United States Supreme Court. To learn more about the Justice visit http://www.oyez.org/justices/abe_fortas.

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