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On This Date in Legal History

Clarence Brandenburg, a Ku Klux Klan leader, spoke at a rally and remarked– if matters continued as is, then “revengeance” might have to be taken. He was referring to the government’s alleged “suppress[ion] of the white, Caucasian, race.” On another … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

This month Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke at Columbia University.  You’ll find his conversation with Lee Bollinger, the university’s president, at http://goo.gl/XLXJ1W.  Justice Breyer is quite engaging and shares his thoughts on the need to understand other countries’ laws to … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1980 the United States Supreme Court decided Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia. Richmond Newspapers sued after they were excluded from a criminal trial. The United States Supreme Court held that “absent an overriding interest…the trial of … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in ­­­­1964 the United States Supreme Court continued to hear oral arguments in the landmark case of New York Times v. Sullivan (which was consolidated with another lawsuit– Abernathy v. Sullivan).  Sullivan sued the Times for libel after … Continue reading

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