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On This Date in Legal History

When a special police officer, Dick Heller, tried to register a handgun in Washington, D.C., his application was denied. A law banned handguns in the home. (A lawful gun in a home had to be disassembled or locked.) Heller sued … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1933 United States District Judge John M. Woolsey held that James Joyce’s banned novel, Ulysses, was not “obscene” and could be imported into the country. You can read the judge’s decision at https://goo.gl/rMcbJj, or view his court order … Continue reading

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