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On This Date in Legal History

President Madison nominated Joseph Story to the United States Supreme Court.  He served on the Court for over 33 years until his death on September 10, 1845.  He’s probably best remembered today for his opinion in the Amistad case.  The … Continue reading

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Associate Justice Joseph Story

President Madison nominated Joseph Story to the United States Supreme Court.  He served on the Court for over 33 years until his death on September 10, 1845.  He’s probably best remembered today for his opinion in the Amistad case.  The … Continue reading

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The Amistad Case

On March 9, 1841, the United States Supreme Court decided the Amistad case. The Court ordered the release of kidnapped African men brought to this country, by way of Cuba, to be sold as slaves.  You can see the Court’s … Continue reading

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Remembering Associate Justice Joseph Story

President Madison nominated Joseph Story to the United States Supreme Court.  He served on the Court for over 33 years until his death on this date in 1845.  He’s probably best remembered today for his opinion in the Amistad case. … Continue reading

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