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On This Date in Legal History

On September 9, President Eisenhower signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The Act established a Commission to investigate whether persons were being denied their voting or equal protection rights under the law because of their race, color, … Continue reading

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The Civil Rights Act of 1957

On September 9, President Eisenhower signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The Act established a Commission to investigate whether persons were being denied their voting or equal protection rights under the law because of their race, color, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1919 baseball legend Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia.  He’s best remembered for his baseball prowess, but he was also deeply respected off the field for being a tireless and effective advocate of civil rights. … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Potter Stewart

On January 23, 1915, former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart was born.  Before his appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1954, Justice Stewart earned his undergraduate and law degree from Yale, was an … Continue reading

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Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan

President Eisenhower nominated John Marshall Harlan to the United States Supreme Court.  He was confirmed by the Senate ( in a vote 71-11) and sworn in as an Associate Justice on March 28, 1955.  He served on the court for … Continue reading

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