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On This Date in Legal History

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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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Ford Pardoned Nixon On This Date

On September 8, 1974, President Ford pardoned former President Nixon for any crimes he may have committed while in office.  Ford cited his authority to do so pursuant to Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. He explained … Continue reading

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