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On This Date in Legal History

On February 17, 1942, Attorney General Francis Biddle wrote President Roosevelt to express his reservations about the immediate evacuation and internment of Japanese on the west coast. Read his memorandum below.

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On This Date in Legal History

The United States Supreme Court ruled against some of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded justices who’d find his reforms constitutional. On February 5, 1937, the President proposed a plan … Continue reading

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The Social Security Act

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act.  Read the law at http://1.usa.gov/1HLn9Z3.   To learn more watch the Social Security Administration’s video that delves into the history and benefits of the program … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Felix Frankfurter

On November 15, 1882, former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. Unlike nowadays, it wasn’t customary for nominees to appear before the Senate … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed a plan to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court. The Court ruled against some of his New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded … Continue reading

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The 21st Amendment

On this date in 1933 the 21st Amendment (which repealed the 18th Amendment) was ratified by the states.  Prohibition ended. Learn more by watching this informative video at http://goo.gl/sjCWXC.  Also, take a look at President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Proclamation No. … Continue reading

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Former Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter

On this day in 1882, Former Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. Unlike nowadays, it wasn’t customary for nominees to appear before the Senate … Continue reading

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Korematsu Revisited

On this date in 1944, the case Korematsu v. United States was argued before the United States Supreme Court.  Two years earlier a military order required Fred Korematsu to leave his home in San Leandro, California, and live in a … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 11, 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt announced the recess appointment of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. to the United States Supreme Court after accepting Justice Gray’s resignation. Visit President Roosevelt’s Library to read a letter he wrote to Justice Gray– http://goo.gl/S5ZtnF. … Continue reading

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