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On This Date in Legal History

On April 14, 1970, President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court.  On May 12, 1970, the Senate confirmed his nomination (94-0).  Take a look at the Congressional Record @ http://goo.gl/uStXuR.  This was the second time … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade.  The Court ruled (in a 7:2 decision) that a Texas criminal abortion law (that permitted only abortions to save the mother’s life) was unconstitutional.

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 3, 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun retired from the Supreme Court after 24 years. He’s probably best known for writing the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade. On the same day, Stephen Breyer (nominated by President Clinton) was sworn … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 21, 1969, President Nixon nominated Warren Burger for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  On June 9, 1969, the Senate confirmed his appointment in a 74-3 vote.  Justice Burger remained on the court for over 17 … Continue reading

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Former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun

On April 14, 1970, President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court. At the time he was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. On May 12, 1970, the Senate … Continue reading

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Remembering Supreme Court Justice Byron White

Prior to becoming an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, Byron R. White was a college football star (visit the College Football Hall of Fame @ http://goo.gl/aIJXyq), and played professionally with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Lions. He … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 14, 1970, President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court.  On May 12, 1970, the Senate confirmed his nomination.  Take a look at the Congressional Record @ http://goo.gl/uStXuR.  This was the second time the … Continue reading

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On This Date One Justice Was Born & Another Retired

On November 12, 1908, Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun was born. He’s probably best known as the author of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized a woman’s right to have an abortion during the first trimester.  To learn … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 3, 1994, Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun retired after 24 years on the court.  He’s probably best known for writing the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade.  On the same day, Justice Stephen Breyer (nominated by President Clinton) … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade.  The Court ruled that a Texas criminal abortion law (that permitted only abortions to save the life of the mother) was unconstitutional. To learn more go to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

The Senate confirmed President Nixon’s nomination of Justice Harry A. Blackmun to the U.S. Supreme Court on this date in 1970.  Take a look at the Congressional record @ http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/143_1970.pdf.  This was the second time the Justice was confirmed by the … Continue reading

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