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Learn About the Supreme Court

C-Span’s website at http://supremecourt.c-span.org offers a wealth of information about the United States Supreme Court.  Visitors can take a virtual tour of the Old Supreme Court chambers, located in the U.S. Capitol building.  The Court met there from 1810-1860.  Chief Justice William … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Clarence Brandenburg, a Ku Klux Klan leader, spoke at a rally and remarked– if matters continued as is, then “revengeance” might have to be taken. He was referring to the government’s alleged “suppress[ion] of the white, Caucasian, race.” On another … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

The United States Supreme Court ruled against some of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded justices who’d find his reforms constitutional. On February 5, 1937, the President proposed a plan … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On February 26, 1962, the United States Supreme Court unequivocally stated in Bailey v. Patterson that “no State may require racial segregation of interstate or intrastate transportation facilities.” The Justices explained that would be unconstitutional.

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On This Date in Legal History

On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed a plan to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court. The Court ruled against some of his New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Confirmation Process

The Congressional Research Service’s Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote report provides, in detail, what happens after the Senate formally receives from the President of the United States the name of a Supreme Court nominee.  Learn about the … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Act of 1789

The Judiciary Act of 1789 was signed into law on this date.  The Act created our federal court system.  It stated the Supreme Court was to have a chief justice and five associate justices (today there are eight associate justices). … Continue reading

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The United States Supreme Court

If you visit Washington, D.C. this summer your itinerary ought to include a visit to the United States Supreme Court.  Docents are welcoming and available to answer your questions.  You’ll learn about current and former Supreme Court justices, and the … Continue reading

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