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On This Date in Legal History

On August 27, 1948, Charles Evans Hughes passed away. From 1910-1916 he was an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, and from 1930-1941 he was the Chief Justice. He was the 39th Governor of New York (1907-1910), and … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 1, 1779, Francis Scott Key was born.  During the War of 1812 he wrote the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner. He was an attorney sent to negotiate the release of an American prisoner. While he was detained by … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton passed away as a result of an injury he sustained during a duel with former Vice President Aaron Burr. Hamilton was quite accomplished. He was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention, a military leader, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Fred Vinson was our 13th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to his appointment to the Court he practiced law, was a congressman, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals, and he served in both … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Charles Evans Hughes was a well-respected jurist. Robert H. Jackson once said of Justice Hughes– “[H]e looks like God and talks like God.” Between 1907 and 1910, he was the 36th Governor of New York. From 1910-1916, he was an … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 26, 2009, President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. Prior to her becoming the first Latina to sit on the Court she practiced for many years as an attorney, and served as a judge … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 23, 1889, Mabel Walker Willebrandt was born. From 1921 to 1929 she was the Assistant Attorney General of the United States responsible for enforcing prohibition (the Volstead Act). To learn more about this remarkable attorney, read Can This Woman … Continue reading

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The First African-American Woman Lawyer

Charlotte E. Ray was the first African-American woman to graduate Howard University School of Law, be admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar, and thereafter practice law. Read the Congressional Record at https://goo.gl/40zmeP, and learn more about this trailblazer at http://goo.gl/6cTX7B.

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On This Date in Legal History

Charles Hamilton Houston was born on September 3, 1895, and died on April 22, 1950. He was a remarkable African-American attorney who played a key role in ending segregation in the United States. He’s probably best remembered (along with former … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate Former President (Attorney) Abe Lincoln

On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. Before becoming our 16th President he was a well-respected lawyer. You can learn about his legal career at http://goo.gl/Xa9ix9. President Lincoln is most remembered, however, for his accomplishments as president, including the passage … Continue reading

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Former Vice President (Attorney) Aaron Burr

On February 6, 1756, Aaron Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey. In addition to becoming Jefferson’s Vice President, he was an officer in the Continental Army, a successful attorney, an Attorney General of New York, an Assemblyman, and a … Continue reading

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President William McKinley

On this date in 1843 William McKinley was born.  Prior to becoming our 25th President, he was an officer in the Army, a practicing lawyer, a Congressman, and Governor of Ohio. Learn more by visiting his Presidential Library at http://mckinleymuseum.org/.

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Former Supreme Court Justice William Paterson

On December 24, 1745, William Paterson was born in northern Ireland. In 1793, George Washington appointed him as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Prior to that appointment, he practiced law, and served as the first New … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 1, 1779, Francis Scott Key was born. During the War of 1812 he wrote the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner. He was an attorney sent to negotiate the release of an American prisoner. While he was detained by … Continue reading

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Remembering Alexander Hamilton

On July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton passed away as a result of an injury he sustained during a duel with Aaron Burr. Hamilton was quite accomplished. He was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention, a military leader, the first Secretary … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

After Raphael Konigsberg graduated from the University of Southern California Law School, and passed the bar examination in 1953, the State of California refused to admit him to practice, because he wouldn’t answer whether he was in the past, or … Continue reading

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The First African-American Woman Lawyer

In 1872 Charlotte E. Ray became the first African-American woman to graduate Howard University School of Law, be admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar and thereafter practice law.  Read the Congressional Record at https://goo.gl/40zmeP, and learn more about this trailblazer at http://goo.gl/6cTX7B.

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Remembering Charles Hamilton Houston

Charles Hamilton Houston was born on September 3, 1895, and died on April 22, 1950. He was a remarkable African-American attorney who played a key role in ending segregation in the United States. He’s probably best remembered (along with former … Continue reading

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Remembering Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow was a prominent, brilliant, criminal lawyer.  On this date in 1938 he passed away.  Watch an entertaining movie about this celebrated attorney, Darrow, starring Kevin Spacey.

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Let’s Celebrate Former President (Attorney) Abe Lincoln

On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. Before becoming our 16th President he was a well-respected lawyer.  You can learn about his legal career at http://goo.gl/Xa9ix9. He’s most remembered, however, for his accomplishments as president, including the passage of … Continue reading

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