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On This Date in Legal History

On January 27-28, 1919, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Debs v. United States. The case arose after Eugene Debs gave a speech on June 16, 1918, intending to encourage others not to join … 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 March 3, 1913, attorney Inez Milholland led a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. to draw attention to the woman suffrage movement. The suffragists were met with hostility. The police protection promised them was described as– “the flimsiest … Continue reading

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