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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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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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The Social Security Act

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act.  Read the law at http://1.usa.gov/1HLn9Z3.   To learn more watch the Social Security Administration’s video that delves into the history and benefits of the program … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Felix Frankfurter

On November 15, 1882, former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. Unlike nowadays, it wasn’t customary for nominees to appear before the Senate … Continue reading

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Executive Order 9066

West coast residents became very suspicious of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. They were concerned that Japanese Americans would assist Japan in further attacking the U.S. The hysteria eventually caused President Franklin Delano Roosevelt … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed a plan to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court. The Court ruled against some of his New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded … Continue reading

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Former Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter

On this day in 1882, Former Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. Unlike nowadays, it wasn’t customary for nominees to appear before the Senate … Continue reading

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The 22nd Amendment

On this day in 1944 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to a fourth term of office.  That couldn’t happen today.  In 1951 the 22nd Amendment was passed.  That Amendment provides no person can be elected President more than twice.

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Korematsu Revisited

On this date in 1944, the case Korematsu v. United States was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  Two years earlier a military order required Fred Korematsu to leave his home in San Leandro, California, and live in a … Continue reading

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The Social Security Act

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act.  Read the law at http://1.usa.gov/1HLn9Z3.   To learn more watch the Social Security Administration’s video that delves into the history and benefits of the program–http://1.usa.gov/1JX7SKO.

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