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On This Date in Legal History

On December 31, 1884, Stanley Reed was born.  He served as our twenty-third Solicitor General from 1935-1938, and as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1938-1957.  Learn more about Justice Reed at https://goo.gl/oDylMI and https://goo.gl/PlfgVc.

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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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Associate Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis

On September 30, 1857, Associate Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis resigned from the United States Supreme Court. He’s probably best known for his dissenting opinion in the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford decision. In Dred Scott the Court held that African-American slaves (and their descendants) were … Continue reading

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Patsy Takemoto Mink

In 1964, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color to serve in Congress. She served in the House from 1965-1977, and from 1990 until her death on September 28, 2002. Learn more about this attorney-turned-politician at goo.gl/nxYVQw.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Yesterday President Obama proclaimed September 15 through October 15, 2016–  National Hispanic Heritage Month. Read the President’s Proclamation at goo.gl/oaaMTu. During this month we should reflect on the countless contributions Hispanic Americans have made to this country. Learn more at … Continue reading

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Margaret Chase Smith

On September 13, 1948, Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the United States Senate (after serving four terms in the House of Representatives). She became the first woman elected to both houses of Congress. All told, she was a member … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On September 12, 1958, the Supreme Court decided Cooper v. Aaron. In that case, the Little Rock School Board asked the Court to postpone the integration of their high school.  The Arkansas Governor and Legislature stirred up trouble and incited mayhem … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Today is Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. We honor those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Read President Obama’s Proclamation at http://goo.gl/Tku2cs; and learn more about 9/11 at http://www.911memorial.org/faq-about-911.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1957

On September 9, President Eisenhower signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The Act established a Commission to investigate whether persons were being denied their voting or equal protection rights under the law because of their race, color, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On September 8, 1974, President Ford pardoned former President Nixon for any crimes he may have committed while in office. Ford cited his authority to do so pursuant to Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. He explained … Continue reading

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Federal Employees’ Compensation Act of 1916

On September 7, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (the “FECA”). The law was enacted to provide compensation for federal employees injured on the job. Learn more at http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1981&context=key_workplace.

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Governor Chris Christie

On September 6,1962, Chris Christie was born. He earned a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1987. He practiced law in the private sector until 2002, when he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of … Continue reading

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The Reason We Celebrate Labor Day

Learn about the history of Labor Day at the United States Department of Labor website– http://goo.gl/rcEsP.

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Justice Henry Billings Brown

From 1891-1906 Associate Justice Henry Billings Brown served on the United States Supreme Court. On September 4, 1913, he passed away. Learn more about this justice at http://goo.gl/A8NfM7.

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The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act

On September 1, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act. The Act placed restrictions on child labor. You can view the original Act with the President’s signature at https://research.archives.gov/id/5730381.

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On This Date in Legal History

John Blair, Jr. was a signer of the U.S. Constitution and a former Supreme Court justice. In 1789 George Washington appointed him to the court, and he served as a justice until 1796. On August 31, 1800, he passed away. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

President Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the United States Supreme Court. On this date in 1967 the Senate confirmed his nomination, and he became the first African-American to serve on the Court. Read the Congressional Record here– http://goo.gl/yKSlzW. Learn … Continue reading

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Former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter

President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Felix Frankfurter to the United States Supreme Court. On January 17, 1939, the Senate confirmed his appointment. After serving 23 years on the court, on August 28, 1962, he retired. If you’d like to learn … Continue reading

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Remembering Charles Evans Hughes

On August 27, 1948, Charles Evans Hughes passed away. From 1910-1916 he was an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, and from 1930-1941 he was the Chief Justice. He was the 39th Governor of New York (1907-1910), and … Continue reading

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Remembering Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell

On September 19,1907, Lewis F. Powell was born, and on August 25, 1998, he passed away. In 1971, President Nixon nominated him to the Supreme Court. On June 26, 1987, he retired from the Court after serving over 15 years. … Continue reading

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