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On This Date in Legal History

A West Virginia newspaper, the Charleston Daily Mail, published the name of a 14-year-old who was apprehended and taken into custody for allegedly shooting a classmate at school. Reporters were able to determine the name of the student shooter simply by … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 8, 1971, the United States Supreme Court decided Griggs v. Duke Power Co. The question presented was– could Duke Power require a potential employee to either have a high school education or pass an intelligence test, when neither criteria correlated … Continue reading

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In 1977 Miami Beach policemen were charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of burglary tools and grand larceny. They were accused of breaking and entering a restaurant. They tried to prevent televised coverage of their trial, but the Court ruled … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A Massachusetts law granted schools and churches the power to prevent businesses, within a 500-foot radius of their premises, from obtaining a liquor license. After a church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, raised an objection to a restaurant obtaining a liquor license, … Continue reading

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On November 29, 1976, the case of Wooley v. Maynard was argued before the United States Supreme Court. New Hampshire had a law that made it a crime to cover up the state’s motto “Live Free or Die” on automobile … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A West Virginia newspaper, the Charleston Daily Mail, published the name of a 14-year-old who was apprehended and taken into custody for allegedly shooting a classmate at school. Reporters were able to determine the name of the student shooter simply … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1976 the case of Wooley v. Maynard was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  New Hampshire had a law that made it a crime to cover up the state’s motto “Live Free or Die” on … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Sally Reed and her former husband, Cecil, each petitioned an Idaho Probate Court to be appointed administrator of their son’s estate in the case Reed v. Reed.  The Court appointed Cecil Reed without determining either parent’s qualifications, since an Idaho … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A Massachusetts law granted schools and churches the power to prevent businesses from obtaining liquor licenses within 500-feet of their premises.  After a church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, raised an objection to a restaurant obtaining a license, the restaurant sued the … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger

President Richard M. Nixon nominated Warren Burger for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his appointment on this date in 1969. Take a look at the Congressional Record @ http://1.usa.gov/1I0aH8y. He was the 15th Chief … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A West Virginia newspaper, the Charleston Daily Mail, published the name of a 14-year-old who was apprehended and taken into custody for allegedly shooting a classmate at school. Reporters were able to determine the name of the student shooter simply … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1971 the United States Supreme Court decided Griggs v. Duke Power Co. The question presented was– could Duke Power require a potential employee to either have a high school education or pass an intelligence test, when … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A Massachusetts law granted schools and churches the power to prevent businesses, within a 500-foot radius of their premises, from obtaining a liquor license.  After a church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, raised an objection to a restaurant obtaining a liquor license, … Continue reading

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On this date in 1983, Lynch v. Donnelly was argued before the Supreme Court.  The Court was asked to decide whether the City of Pawtucket violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment when it included a nativity scene in … Continue reading

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