Tag Archives: Justice White

On This Date in Legal History

On April 21, 1976, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Meachum v. Fano. State prisoners, who were believed to be disruptive, sued to prevent their transfer to a less desirable facility. The issue on … Continue reading

Posted in Civics, Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, Lawsuit, On This Date, Social Studies, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

On January 21, 1975, the United States Supreme Court decided Taylor v. Louisiana. This case arose after an all-male jury found Billy Taylor guilty of a serious criminal offense. Taylor alleged that his right to an impartial jury was violated. In … Continue reading

Posted in Civics, Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, Social Studies, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

Gary Duncan was charged with simple battery after allegedly slapping someone. He requested a jury trial, to no avail. He was found guilty and sentenced to 60 days in jail and a $10.00 fine. Duncan appealed his conviction claiming his … Continue reading

Posted in Civics, Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, Social Studies, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

On April 21, 1976, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Meachum v. Fano. State prisoners, who were believed to be disruptive, sued to prevent their transfer to a less desirable facility. The issue on … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Day in Legal History

On January 21, 1975, the United States Supreme Court decided Taylor v. Louisiana.  This case arose after an all-male jury (chosen from an all-male venire) found Billy Taylor guilty of a serious criminal offense.  Taylor alleged that his right to an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1845 Edward Douglass White was born. President Cleveland nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. On March 12, 1894, he was sworn in as an Associate Justice. He was eventually promoted to Chief Justice of … Continue reading

Posted in History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1961 the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Hoyt v. Florida.  The case arose after an all-male jury convicted Gwendolyn Hoyt of killing her husband.  Hoyt argued the lack of women on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

On this day in 1974 oral arguments in Taylor v. Louisiana took place at the United States Supreme Court. Billy Taylor challenged his conviction (for aggravated kidnapping) by an all-male jury. Louisiana excused women from jury service. Taylor claimed that he … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

On April 21, 1976, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of  Meachum v. Fano. State prisoners, who were believed to be disruptive, sued to prevent their transfer to a less desirable facility. The question was—is … Continue reading

Posted in History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on On This Date in Legal History

Today in History

On this date in 1987 the case Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier was argued before the Supreme Court. Students sued their high school for violation of their First Amendment rights after their principal unilaterally excised two articles from their school paper.  One … Continue reading

Posted in History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Today in History