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On This Date in Legal History

In 1958 Mildred Jeter, part Black and part Native American, and Richard Loving, a white man, married in Washington, D.C. Afterwards, they returned to Virginia where they planned to settle down. According to state law, interracial marriages were forbidden at … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In August 1965 a law passed that made it a federal crime to destroy or mutilate a draft card. On March 31, 1966, David Paul O’Brien, and three others, burnt their Selective Service registration certificates to show their opposition to … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The Court unanimously held that the doctrine of “separate but equal” is inherently unequal, so it ordered the integration of … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1951 an all-Anglo grand jury indicted Pete Hernandez for murder in Jackson County, Texas, and then an all-Anglo petit jury found him guilty. Hernandez was of Mexican descent, so his attorneys attempted to quash both the indictment and jury … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On September 12, 1958, the Supreme Court decided Cooper v. Aaron. In that case, the Little Rock School Board asked the Court to postpone the integration of their high school.  The Arkansas Governor and Legislature stirred up trouble and incited mayhem … Continue reading

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The 1967 Right to Marry Case

In 1958 Mildred Jeter, part Black and part Native American, and Richard Loving, a white man, married in Washington, D.C. Afterwards, they returned to Virginia where they planned to settle down. According to state law at the time, interracial marriages … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In August 1965 a law passed that made it a federal crime to destroy or mutilate a draft card. On March 31, 1966, David Paul O’Brien, and three others, burnt their Selective Service Certificates to show their opposition to the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1951 an all-Anglo grand jury indicted Pete Hernandez for murder in Jackson County, Texas, and then an all-Anglo petit jury found him guilty.  Hernandez was of Mexican descent, so his attorneys attempted to quash both the indictment and jury … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 2005 the United States Supreme Court decided Roper v. Simmons.  The case involved a high school student, Christopher Simmons, who confessed to a murder and was tried and sentenced to death.  He was 17 at the time. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 9, 1960, African American boys and girls entered a nationwide chain store, S. H. Kress, in Greenville, South Carolina, and sat at a lunch counter designated for whites only.  The store manager turned off the lights, announced the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this day in 1961 oral argument took place in the Garner v. Louisiana case at the United States Supreme Court. The case arose after African American students (peacefully) sat at lunch counters reserved for white patrons in Baton Rouge. The police … Continue reading

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Integration of Little Rock School Was Ordered On This Date

On September 12, 1958, the Supreme Court decided Cooper v. Aaron.  In that case, the Little Rock School Board asked the Court to postpone the integration of their high school.  The Arkansas Governor and Legislature stirred up trouble and incited … Continue reading

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Remembering Julian Bond

Julian Bond, a civil rights leader, politician, and former NAACP chairman, died this weekend. He’s best remembered as a civil rights activist, but he also fought for free speech. On June 15,1965, he was elected for the first time to … Continue reading

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The 1967 Right to Marry Case

In 1958 Mildred Jeter, part Black and part Native American, and Richard Loving, a white man, married in Washington, D.C.  Afterwards, they returned to Virginia where they planned to settle down.  According to state law at the time, interracial marriages … 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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Integration of Little Rock School Was Ordered On This Date

On this day in 1958, the Supreme Court decided Cooper v. Aaron.  In that case, the Little Rock School Board asked the Court to postpone the integration of their high school.  The Arkansas Governor and Legislature stirred up trouble and … Continue reading

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