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On This Date in Legal History

On July 29, 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Reagan’s nomination of William Hubbs Rehnquist for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can read the transcript from the hearings at https://goo.gl/GMPXUs. The Senators discussed … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A high school student was arrested and charged with violating the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 after bringing a (concealed) handgun and 5 bullets into his school. He moved to dismiss his indictment arguing the law was unconstitutional because … Continue reading

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On This Date In Legal History

On June 9, 1987, the United States Supreme Court decided O’Lone v. Estate of Shabazz. Muslim inmates sued the Administrator of the Leesburg State Prison claiming prison policies impinged on their First Amendment rights. Prisoners assigned to work off-site weren’t … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A high school student, Alfonso Lopez, Jr., was arrested and charged with violating the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 after bringing a (concealed) handgun and 5 bullets into his school.  He moved to dismiss his indictment arguing the law … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1971 President Nixon nominated William H. Rehnquist to replace Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan on the United States Supreme Court.  On December 10, 1971, the Senate confirmed his nomination. Fifteen years later, President Reagan nominated him to … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1987 the United States Supreme Court decided O’Lone v. Estate of Shabazz.  Muslim inmates sued the Administrator of the Leesburg Prison Complex claiming prison policies impinged on their First Amendment rights.  Prisoners who were assigned to … Continue reading

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