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On This Date in Legal History

On October 30, 1735, John Adams was born. He was the first attorney-president. As a lawyer, he’s probably best remembered for defending British soldiers at the Boston Massacre trials. It’s also worthy of note that he’s credited for drafting the … Continue reading

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The 22nd Amendment

On February 27, 1951, the 22nd Amendment was ratified. It established term limits for the president. No person can serve more than “two terms in office, a total of eight years,” unless he or she “serve[d] two years or less … Continue reading

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The 22nd Amendment

The 22nd Amendment was ratified on February 27, 1951.  The Amendment establishes term limits for the president– no person can serve for more than two four-year terms. Learn more at http://goo.gl/hF3UM0.

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On This Date in Legal History

On this day in 2006 former President (and lawyer) Gerald Ford passed away. Learn about his legal and political careers at http://goo.gl/s0vjsE.

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The 22nd Amendment

On this day in 1944 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to a fourth term of office.  That couldn’t happen today.  In 1951 the 22nd Amendment was passed.  That Amendment provides no person can be elected President more than twice.

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 11, 1921, William Howard Taft was sworn in as the 10th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  He’s been the only President to serve on the Supreme Court.  To learn more visit http://bit.ly/1RqDOfK or http://bit.ly/1LYxMhB.

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Was it Unconstitutional for President Obama to Proclaim May 6 as a National Day of Prayer?

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said no. On April 30, the President issued a proclamation declaring May 6, 2010, as a National Day of Prayer. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. and six of its members (“Plaintiffs) sued … Continue reading

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