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On This Date in Legal History

Charles Evans Hughes was a well-respected jurist. Robert H. Jackson once said of Justice Hughes– “[H]e looks like God and talks like God.” Between 1907 and 1910, he was the 36th Governor of New York. From 1910-1916, he was an … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 11, 1862, Charles Evans Hughes was born. From 1910-1916 he was an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, and from 1930 to 1941 he was the Chief Justice. He was the 39th Governor of New York … Continue reading

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The Trial of John Peter Zenger

On August 4, 1735, 280 years ago today, the trial of John Peter Zenger took place at the site of Federal Hall in Manhattan. Zenger printed the newspaper— the New-York Weekly Journal, which was critical of the Governor of New … Continue reading

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