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On This Date in Legal History

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the U.S. Supreme Court. Soon after it was revealed that he had once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Nonetheless, the Senate confirmed Black in a … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1912, Beys Afroyim immigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1926. In 1950 he went to Israel, and the following year voted in their elections. When he tried to renew his passport in 1960, the … Continue reading

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Justice Hugo Black

On September 25, 1971, former Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black died, eight days after he retired from the Court. He was a Senator from Alabama when President Roosevelt nominated him as an Associate Justice. Many called into question the appointment … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1958, a New York school district required the following prayer be recited each morning in its public schools: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our … Continue reading

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Korematsu Revisited

On this date in 1944, the case Korematsu v. United States was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  Two years earlier a military order required Fred Korematsu to leave his home in San Leandro, California, and live in a … Continue reading

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Justice Hugo Black

Justice Hugo Black died on this date in 1971, eight days after he retired from the United States Supreme Court.  He was President Franklin Roosevelt’s first appointee to the Court. When the President nominated him he was a Senator from … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Soon after it was revealed that he had once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Nonetheless, the Senate … Continue reading

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On This Day in Legal History

On December 28, 1958, a Howard University African American law student, Bruce Boynton, boarded a Trailways bus in Washington DC.  He was heading to Alabama, when his bus stopped for forty-five minutes at a Trailways Bus Terminal in Richmond, Virginia. … Continue reading

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Korematsu Revisited

On this date in 1944, the case Korematsu v. United States was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  Two years earlier a military order required Fred Korematsu to leave his home in San Leandro, California, and live in a … Continue reading

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Associate Justice Hugo Black

Justice Hugo Black died on this date in 1971, eight days after he retired from the Supreme Court.  He was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first appointee to the Court.  When the President nominated him he was a Senator from Alabama.  … Continue reading

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