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On This Date in Legal History

On July 7, 1981, President Reagan announced his intent to nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look at the President’s remarks at http://bit.ly/1Cou0fD, and the New York Times article that reported on the announcement at http://nyti.ms/1fyBoFz. On … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 26, 1930, Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas. Happy birthday, Justice O’Connor. President Reagan sent a letter to the U.S. Senate confirming his nomination of Justice O’Connor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch this news clip of President Reagan signing into law the bill making Martin Luther King’s birthday a federal holiday at https://goo.gl/ps6sXe. You can learn more about the bill’s history … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 29, 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Reagan’s nomination of William Hubbs Rehnquist for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can read the transcript from the hearings at https://goo.gl/GMPXUs. The Senators discuss … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 17, 1984, President Reagan signed into law the Minimum Drinking Age Act. The Act mandates that “States prohibit persons under 21 years of age from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages as a condition of receiving State highway … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 7, 1981, President Reagan announced his intent to nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look at the President’s remarks at http://bit.ly/1Cou0fD, and the New York Times article that reported on the announcement at http://nyti.ms/1fyBoFz. On … Continue reading

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Sandra Day O’Connor

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, on March 26, 1930.  President Reagan nominated her to the Supreme Court on August 19, 1981.  Take a look at the President’s letter at http://goo.gl/qGTGwf.  The United States … Continue reading

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King.  Watch this ABC news report that covered President Reagan signing into law the bill making Martin Luther King Day a federal holiday at https://goo.gl/ps6sXe.  You can learn more about … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1971 President Nixon nominated William H. Rehnquist to replace Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan on the United States Supreme Court.  On December 10, 1971, the Senate confirmed his nomination. Fifteen years later, President Reagan nominated him to … Continue reading

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William H. Rehnquist

On this day in ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1924 William H. Rehnquist was born. In 1972 President Nixon nominated him to the United States Supreme Court, and the Senate confirmed his nomination as an associate justice.  The vote was 68 to 26.  Then in … Continue reading

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court.  The Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination (99-0) on this date in 1981.  Take a look at the Congressional Record– http://goo.gl/WnRvev.  She became the first woman to serve on … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 29, 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Reagan’s nomination of William Hubbs Rehnquist to be Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. On June 17, 1986, Chief Justice Warren Burger formally retired from the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 7, 1981, President Reagan announced his intent to nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look at the President’s remarks @ http://bit.ly/1Cou0fD and the New York Times article that reported on the announcement @ http://nyti.ms/1fyBoFz. … Continue reading

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