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On This Date in Legal History

On March 2, 2011, the United States Supreme Court decided Snyder v. Phelps. Snyder, the father of a marine who died serving in Iraq, sued the Westboro Baptist Church (“Westboro”) and its founder, Fred Phelps, for picketing near his son’s funeral … Continue reading

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Chief Justice John Roberts

On September 29, 2005, John Roberts was sworn in as the 17th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Senior Associate Justice John Paul Stevens administered the oath of office in the East Room of the White House. You can … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In Baze v. Rees, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, two death row inmates challenged the lethal injection protocol used in Kentucky death penalty cases. On April 16, 2008, the United States Supreme Court found the protocol constitutional under the 8th … Continue reading

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Chief Justice John Roberts

On this day in 2005 John Roberts was sworn in as the 17th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Senior Associate Justice John Paul Stevens administered the oath of office in the East Room of the White House. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 2011 the United States Supreme Court decided Snyder v. Phelps. Snyder, the father of a marine who died serving in Iraq, sued the Westboro Baptist Church (“Westboro”) and its founder, Fred Phelps, for picketing near his … Continue reading

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