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On This Date in Legal History

On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court decided United States v. Nixon. President Nixon was ordered to produce the audio recordings that were relevant in the Watergate case. The Court (unanimously) rejected the President’s argument that the tapes were protected … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 2, 1980, the United States Supreme Court decided Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia. Richmond Newspapers sued after a Virginia court excluded their reporters from a criminal trial. Their case was appealed up to the United States Supreme Court … Continue reading

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On May 21, 1969, President Nixon nominated Warren Burger for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  On June 9, 1969, the Senate confirmed his appointment in a 74-3 vote.  Justice Burger remained on the court for over 17 … 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 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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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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