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On This Date in Legal History

On November 6, 1991, the case of Lee v. Weisman was argued before the United Staters Supreme Court.  Daniel Weisman sued his daughter’s public school to bar them from inviting clergy to offer invocation and benediction prayers at her graduation. Weisman claimed … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 24, 1992, the United States Supreme Court decided Lee v. Weisman. Daniel Weisman sued his daughter’s public school to bar them from inviting clergy to offer invocation and benediction prayers at her graduation. Weisman claimed that the practice … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 23, 1936, Justice Anthony Kennedy was born in Sacramento, California. In November 1987, President Reagan nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his nomination in a vote of 97 yeas to 0 nays. Take … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 24, 1992, the United States Supreme Court decided Lee v. Weisman. Daniel Weisman sued his daughter’s public school to bar them from inviting clergy to offer invocation and benediction prayers at her graduation. Weisman claimed that the practice … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 17, 2010, the United States Supreme Court decided Graham v. Florida. The Court held that it was unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to life without the possibility of parole for non-homicidal offenses. Justice Kennedy wrote—“The Eighth Amendment does … Continue reading

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On May 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided Town of Greece v. Galloway. The Court (in a 5:4 decision) held that reciting a prayer before a town meeting doesn’t violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. Read more about … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 4, 2011, the United States Supreme Court decided Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn.  Arizona taxpayers sued the director of the state’s Department of Revenue claiming that a law allowing their taxes to be used towards tuition … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 2005 the United States Supreme Court decided Roper v. Simmons.  The case involved a high school student, Christopher Simmons, who confessed to a murder and was tried and sentenced to death.  He was 17 at the time. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this day in 1992, oral arguments took place in the Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah case at the United States Supreme Court. The question presented was- did the City of Hialeah violate the Church’s … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 2004 the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Roper v. Simmons.  Roper involved a high school student, Christopher Simmons, who confessed to a murder and was tried and sentenced to death.  He was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Justice Kennedy

On July 23, 1936, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was born.  In November 1987 President Reagan nominated him to the United States Supreme Court.  On February 3, 1988, the Senate confirmed his nomination.  Take a look at the Congressional Record … Continue reading

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States Can’t Ban Same-Sex Marriage

On Friday the United States Supreme Court held (in a 5-4 decision) that States can’t ban same-sex marriages– http://1.usa.gov/1QTtTz1. Justice Kennedy wrote—“same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States…[and] there is no lawful basis for a … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 2010 the United States Supreme Court decided Graham v. Florida.  The Court held that it was unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to life without the possibility of parole for nonhomicide offenses.  Justice Kennedy wrote—“The Eighth Amendment … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 4, 2011, the United States Supreme Court decided Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn.  Arizona taxpayers sued the Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue claiming that a law allowing their taxes to be used towards tuition … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 2, 2012, the United States Supreme Court decided Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington.  The Justices looked at whether it was constitutional for jail personnel to strip search individuals arrested for minor offenses. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 2005 the United States Supreme Court decided Roper v. Simmons.  The case involved a high school student, Christopher Simmons, who confessed to a murder and was tried and sentenced to death.  He was 17 at the time. … Continue reading

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