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On This Date in Legal History

On August 3, 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun retired from the Supreme Court after 24 years. He’s probably best known for writing the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade. On the same day, Stephen Breyer (nominated by President Clinton) was sworn … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 2, 1993, President Clinton’s nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court was brought to the Senate floor. Read what Senators had to say about her qualifications in the Congressional Record at http://1.usa.gov/1OH7CPk. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 17, 1998, President Clinton testified before a grand jury that was investigating whether he perjured himself when he described his relationship with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. You can listen to the President’s grand jury testimony at … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1993 President Clinton signed into law the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The law provided for a five-day waiting period before transferring ownership of a handgun to an unlicensed individual. It also created a national criminal … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 17, 1998, President Clinton testified before a grand jury that was investigating whether he perjured himself (under oath) when he described his relationship with a White House intern Monica Lewinsky. You can listen to the President’s grand jury … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Justice Breyer

On August 15, 1938, United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was born. On May 13, 1994, President Clinton appointed him to the Supreme Court.  On July 29, 1994, the Senate confirmed his nomination– the vote was 87-9. On August … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 3, 1994, Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun retired after 24 years on the court.  He’s probably best known for writing the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade.  On the same day, Justice Stephen Breyer (nominated by President Clinton) … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 2, 1993, President Clinton’s nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court was brought to the Senate floor.  Read what Senators had to say about her qualifications in the Congressional Record at … Continue reading

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