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On This Date in Legal History

On July 28, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated Abe Fortas to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was known as a brilliant jurist. In 1963 he successfully represented Clarence Earl Gideon before the Supreme Court in Gideon v. … Continue reading

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The Social Security Amendments of 1965

On July 30, 1965, fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed the “Social Security Amendments of 1965” Act into law.  Medicare and Medicaid were established. Both are health insurance programs.  Medicare is for the elderly. Medicaid is for low income … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 28, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated Abe Fortas to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was known as a brilliant jurist. In fact, he successfully represented Clarence Earl Gideon before the Supreme Court in Gideon v. … Continue reading

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