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On This Date in Legal History

On July 28, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated Abe Fortas to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was known as a brilliant jurist. In 1963 he successfully represented Clarence Earl Gideon before the Supreme Court in Gideon v. … Continue reading

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Teaching Evolution Was Once a Criminal Act

In bygone days an Arkansas law prohibited public school teachers from teaching the theory of human evolution.  If a teacher were found guilty of violating the anti-evolution law, then he or she was subject to termination and a fine no … Continue reading

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Teaching Evolution Was Once a Criminal Act

In bygone days, an Arkansas law prohibited public school teachers from explaining the theory of human evolution.  If a teacher were found guilty of violating the anti-evolution law, then he or she was subject to termination and a fine no … Continue reading

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