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On This Date in Legal History

In 1956 the State Department refused to act upon applications for passports filed by American citizens, Rockwell Kent and Walter Briehl, who were allegedly affiliated with the Communist Party. Both men sued. The District Court dismissed their case, and the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

After Raphael Konigsberg graduated from the University of Southern California Law School, and passed the bar examination in 1953, the State of California refused to admit him to practice, because he wouldn’t answer whether he was in the past, or … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1956 the State Department refused to act upon applications for passports filed by American citizens, Rockwell Kent and Walter Briehl, who were allegedly affiliated with the Communist Party.  Both men sued.  The District Court dismissed their case, and the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A New York law (the “Feinberg Law”) provided that Communist Party members were ineligible from working in the state’s school system. Teachers claimed the law was unconstitutional.  On this day in 1952 their case was argued before the United States … Continue reading

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