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On This Date in Legal History

In 1924 the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble Minded facility sought to forcibly sterilize Carrie Buck under the state’s eugenics sterilization law. She and her mother, Emma, were under the state’s care, and Carrie allegedly had a child who was, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 7, 1927, the United States Supreme Court decided Nixon v. Herndon.  The case arose after an African American living in Texas was denied the right to vote in a Democratic primary election.  A Texas statute stated– “in no event … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 9-10, 1919, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Schenck v. United States. Charles Schenck was the general secretary of the Socialist Party in Philadelphia. When the United States was at war with Germany … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 11, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt announced the recess appointment of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. to the United States Supreme Court after accepting Justice Gray’s resignation. Visit President Roosevelt’s Library to read a letter he wrote to Justice Gray– http://goo.gl/S5ZtnF. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1924 the superintendent at Virginia’s State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble Minded sought to forcibly sterilize Carrie Buck under the state’s eugenics sterilization law.  At the time she was 18 years old and described as feeble-minded. Her mother was also under … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 7, 1927, the United States Supreme Court decided Nixon v. Herndon.  The case arose after an African American living in Texas was denied the right to vote in a Democratic primary election.  A Texas statute stated– “in no … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On today’s date in 1919 the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases Schenck v. United States and Baer v. United States.  The cases involved Schenck and Baer, members of the Socialist party, who were responsible for distributing … Continue reading

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