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On This Date in Legal History

On May 4, 1872, Alexander Mitchell Palmer was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. After his admission to the Pennsylvania bar, he practiced as a  lawyer; and from 1909 until 1915, he served in the House of Representatives.  President Woodrow Wilson … 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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Attorney General Confirmation Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting to consider Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to serve as our next Attorney General of the United States. Tune into C-Span now. These hearings will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn about our laws, legal … Continue reading

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Trump University

During the Republican debate last week U.S. Senator Marco Rubio drew attention to “Trump University,”which is now closed. For those unfamiliar with the “scam” he was referring to, there are three pending lawsuits against Donald Trump and his former University. … Continue reading

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch

On this date last year President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.  Listen to this informative video https://goo.gl/9TIk8p.  After the Senate confirmed her nomination she became the first African-American woman to head the Department of Justice.  To … Continue reading

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HBO’s “Fixing the System” Documentary

HBO’s documentary “Fixing the System” is extraordinary.  Journalist Shane Smith delves into the problems with our criminal justice system. He hones in on our sentencing laws and how the system is stacked against minorities.  Those interviewed uniformly express the belief … Continue reading

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President Obama Nominates a New Attorney General

President Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.  If confirmed by the Senate she’ll become the first African-American woman to head the Department of Justice.  For a thorough understanding of the Attorney General’s responsibilities, … Continue reading

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