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On This Date in Legal History

On January 26, 1987,  Justice Lewis Powell retired from the United States Supreme Court. Justice Powell served on the Court for 15 years.  He was appointed by President Nixon in October 1971. Listen to a very informative interview with John Jeffries, … Continue reading

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Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr

On September 19, 1907, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. was born.  From 1972-1987 he served on the United States Supreme Court.  Learn more about Justice Powell at http://goo.gl/6cnsSi.

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Remembering Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell

On September 19,1907, Lewis F. Powell was born, and on August 25, 1998, he passed away. In 1971, President Nixon nominated him to the Supreme Court. On June 26, 1987, he retired from the Court after serving over 15 years. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 30, 1970, two police officers saw Valerie Goguen walking on a street in Leominster, Massachusetts, with an American flag sewn to the seat of his pants.  He was arrested for violating a Massachusetts law that prohibited treating the … Continue reading

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Remembering Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

On September 19,1907, United States Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell was born, and on this day in 1998 he passed away. In 1971, President Nixon nominated him to the Supreme Court. On June 26, 1987, he retired from the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Batson was a Black man accused of committing a felony.  At his trial the prosecutor removed all Blacks from serving on the jury, so he had an all-White panel.  He objected claiming his equal protection rights were violated, however, the … Continue reading

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