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On This Date in Legal History

On July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to our Constitution was ratified.  You can gain a better understanding of the Amendment by reading–  10 Huge Supreme Court Cases About the 14th Amendment at http://goo.gl/sVloVJ. On July 9, 1974, Chief Justice Earl … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The Court unanimously held that the doctrine of “separate but equal” is inherently unequal, so it ordered the integration of … Continue reading

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The 1967 Right to Marry Case

In 1958 Mildred Jeter, part Black and part Native American, and Richard Loving, a white man, married in Washington, D.C. Afterwards, they returned to Virginia where they planned to settle down. According to state law at the time, interracial marriages … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 2005 the United States Supreme Court decided Roper v. Simmons.  The case involved a high school student, Christopher Simmons, who confessed to a murder and was tried and sentenced to death.  He was 17 at the time. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 9, 1960, African American boys and girls entered a nationwide chain store, S. H. Kress, in Greenville, South Carolina, and sat at a lunch counter designated for whites only.  The store manager turned off the lights, announced the … Continue reading

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Remembering Chief Justice Earl Warren

President Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren as the 14th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.  On March 1, 1954, the Senate confirmed his appointment.  Less than three months later the Court decided the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education.  … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 24, 1968, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case United States v. O’Brien. The case arose after David Paul O’Brien, and three others, burnt their Selective Service registration certificates to show their opposition to … Continue reading

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A Look Back on Chief Justice Earl Warren

Earl Warren was nominated by President Eisenhower to be America’s 14th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  On March 1, 1954, the Senate confirmed his appointment.  Less than three months later the Court decided the landmark case Brown … Continue reading

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