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On This Date in Legal History

The case Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld arose after a widower, Steven C. Wiesenfeld (“Wiesenfeld”) was denied his Social Security survivor benefits upon his wife’s death during childbirth. Wiesenfeld opted not to work (outside the home) in order to raise their child. His wife, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 6-7, ­­­­1964, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the landmark case of New York Times v. Sullivan. The case arose after an ad was published that was critical of the way the City of Montgomery handled … Continue reading

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In 1984, protesters gathered in Dallas, Texas, to voice objections to policies adopted by the Reagan administration. During the demonstration, Gregory Lee Johnson doused an American flag with kerosene, and set it on fire. He was arrested for violating a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice William Brennan

On July 20, 1990, Justice William Brennan retired after serving on the United States Supreme Court for over 33 years. On October 15, 1956, President Eisenhower appointed him to the high court. In July 1997, he passed away, but his … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1964 the United States Supreme Court decided New York Times v. Sullivan. This landmark decision revamped defamation law and provided further safeguards for freedom of the press and of speech.  Read more @ http://goo.gl/xf3lkv.  To hear … 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 an ad was published … Continue reading

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An Oklahoma law permitted 18 year old females to purchase 3.2% beer but barred males from purchasing the same beer until they were 21. In Craig v. Boren that law was challenged, and on this date in 1976 the United … Continue reading

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On This Day in Legal History

The case Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld arose after a widower, Stephen C. Wiesenfeld (“Wiesenfeld”) was denied his Social Security survivior benefits after his wife’s death during childbirth. Wiesenfeld opted not to work (outside the home) in order to raise their child. … Continue reading

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On this Date in Legal History    

On October 15, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed William J. Brennan to the United States Supreme Court.  He remained on the Court for over 33 years, until July 20, 1990.  In July 1997, he passed away, however his legacy … Continue reading

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On this date in 1987 the case Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier was argued before the Supreme Court. Students sued their high school for violation of their First Amendment rights after their principal unilaterally excised two articles from their school paper.  One … Continue reading

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