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On This Date in Legal History

On July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to our Constitution was ratified.  You can gain a better understanding of the Amendment by reading–  10 Huge Supreme Court Cases About the 14th Amendment at http://goo.gl/sVloVJ. On July 9, 1974, Chief Justice Earl … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

After Brown v. Board of Education was decided, the County Board of Supervisors in Prince Edward, Louisiana, tried to circumvent integrating their public schools by not funding them, thus forcing them to close. Meanwhile, they assisted white families financially (by … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. Soon after it was revealed that he had once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Nonetheless, the Senate confirmed Black in a vote … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1890, the Louisiana legislature enacted a statute that required railroad companies in the state to provide equal, but separate, cars for blacks and whites.  The races were not permitted to sit in each other’s railway cars.  Any passenger who … Continue reading

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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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February is National African American History Month

In honor of National African American History Month I recommend watching the film “Mr. Civil Rights—Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP.”  The film traces Thurgood Marshall’s life as a civil rights attorney.  Prior to becoming the first African American Supreme Court … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Soon after it was revealed that he had once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Nonetheless, the Senate … Continue reading

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Remembering Chief Justice Earl Warren

President Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren as the 14th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.  On March 1, 1954, the Senate confirmed his appointment.  Less than three months later the Court decided the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education.  … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1954 the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered the integration of the public schools.  Read more about this landmark decision @ http://bit.ly/1IFzrbt and http://bit.ly/1FruRNB.

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Remembering Charles Hamilton Houston

Charles Hamilton Houston was born on September 3, 1895, and died on this date in 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 … Continue reading

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A Look Back on Chief Justice Earl Warren

Earl Warren was nominated by President Eisenhower to be America’s 14th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  On March 1, 1954, the Senate confirmed his appointment.  Less than three months later the Court decided the landmark case Brown … Continue reading

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The Regrettable Plessy Decision

In 1890, the Louisiana legislature enacted a statute that required railroad companies in the state to provide equal, but separate, cars for blacks and whites.  The races were not permitted to sit in each other’s railway cars.  Any passenger who … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Tomorrow is the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.  The Court ordered the integration of public schools stating, “in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. … Continue reading

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HBO’s “Thurgood”

HBO‘s Thurgood is a one-man show filmed before a live audience at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Laurence Fishburne plays Thurgood Marshall, who presumably returns to Howard University School of Law to share his life story with the student … Continue reading

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