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On This Date in Legal History

In 1971 Daniel Ellsberg, a Pentagon analyst, turned over to the New York Times, Washington Post, and other newspapers, a classified file widely known as the “Pentagon Papers”.  The file revealed  that the government was providing the American public with … Continue reading

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A Court Finds A Defendant Shouldn’t Have Been Tried Twice

A man was charged with several crimes.  His case was called to trial, a jury was sworn in, and witnesses testified.  On the second day, the judge announced that she was unable to be objective (after a certain incident occurred … Continue reading

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