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On This Date in Legal History

Eugene Debs gave a speech intending to encourage others not to join the military. He was indicted and convicted by a jury for violating the Espionage Act. The Act made it a crime to obstruct military recruitment during World War … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 16, 1918, Eugene Debs gave a speech intending to encourage others not to join the military. Debs was indicted and convicted by a jury for violating the Espionage Act. The Act made it a crime to obstruct military … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 16, 1918, Eugene Debs gave a speech intending to encourage others not to join the military.  Debs was indicted and convicted by a jury for violating the Espionage Act.  The Act made it a crime to obstruct military … Continue reading

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Associate Justice Pierce Butler

In 1922 President Warren G. Harding, a republican, nominated Pierce Butler, a democrat from Minnesota, to the United States Supreme Court (breaking the tradition of appointing a justice from one’s own party).  On December 21, 1922, the Senate confirmed his … Continue reading

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