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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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Justice Hugo Black

On September 25, 1971, former Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black died, eight days after he retired from the Court. He was a Senator from Alabama when President Roosevelt nominated him as an Associate Justice. Many called into question the appointment … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. Soon after it was revealed that he had once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Nonetheless, the Senate confirmed Black in a vote … Continue reading

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