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On This Date in Legal History

In 1914 Takao Ozawa applied for citizenship after living in the United States for twenty years. He was born in Japan, but attended high school and college here. He had children who attended American schools, and English was spoken in … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On October 16, 1914, Takao Ozawa applied for citizenship after living in the United States for twenty years.  He was born in Japan, but attended high school and college here. He had children who attended American schools and English was … Continue reading

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The Right to Counsel at a Criminal Trial Didn’t Always Exist

On this day in 1963, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding whether a criminal defendant has a constitutional right to counsel.  Clarence Earl Gideon was accused of breaking and entering into a poolroom to commit a misdemeanor. … Continue reading

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