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On This Date in Legal History

On April 5, 1816, former Supreme Court Justice Samuel Freeman Miller was born in Kentucky.  By today’s standards he had a more unconventional background for a justice– he worked as a physician for about 10 years.  While practicing medicine, however, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On September 22, 1862, President Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Read the document at goo.gl/IvCL9R.

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Former Supreme Court Justice Samuel Freeman Miller

On April 5, 1816, former Supreme Court Justice Samuel Freeman Miller was born in Kentucky.  By today’s standards he had a more unconventional background for a justice– he worked as a physician for about 10 years.  While practicing medicine, however, … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate Former President (Attorney) Abe Lincoln

On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. Before becoming our 16th President he was a well-respected lawyer.  You can learn about his legal career at http://goo.gl/Xa9ix9. He’s most remembered, however, for his accomplishments as president, including the passage of … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase

On this date in 1808 Salmon Portland Chase was born in New Hampshire. He was a respected politician and jurist.  He served as a U.S. Senator, Governor (from Ohio), and as Secretary of the Treasury during the Lincoln administration.  In … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1863 Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. A transcription of the Proclamation can be found @ http://goo.gl/EZK7U.  The document declared, “all persons held as slaves…shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”

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Let’s Celebrate Abe Lincoln Today

President Abraham Lincoln died on this day in 1865. Among his great accomplishments, he successfully fought for the passage of the 13th Amendment to our United States Constitution, which abolished slavery. That amendment was passed by Congress on January 1, … Continue reading

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