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The 27th Amendment

On May 7, 1992, the 27th Amendment to our Constitution was ratified.  The Amendment reads– “No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened”. Simply … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

The United States Supreme Court ruled against some of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded justices who’d find his reforms constitutional. On February 5, 1937, the President proposed a plan … Continue reading

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An Entertaining Way to Celebrate Black History Month

The movie Selma is a riveting historical drama that traces the events leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Act struck down voting restrictions in federal, state and local elections. The film deserves the critical acclaim … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment was ratified. The Amendment addresses the election of Senators to Congress. It provides for the people to elect new Senators (versus the State legislatures).  The Amendment states– The Senate of the United States … Continue reading

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The Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act

On July 27, 1965, fifty years ago today, Congress passed the “Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act”. The Act provides that all cigarette containers must have a conspicuous warning—“Caution: Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health.” You can read … Continue reading

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