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On This Date in Legal History

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This historic civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities. Watch the signing ceremony at https://goo.gl/5ZnXNf, and learn more about the Act at http://bit.ly/1eowfUy.

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 8, 1964, President Johnson vowed in his State of the Union speech an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” On August 20, 1964, he tried to fulfill that promise by signing the Economic Opportunity Act. Take a look … Continue reading

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The STOCK Act

On April 4, 2012, President Obama signed into law the STOCK Act (the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act”).  The Act prevents Congressional members from profiting from nonpublic information obtained while working on Capitol Hill.  Listen to President Obama’s speech … 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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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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The Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This historic civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities. Watch the signing ceremony @ http://bit.ly/1SHz1BJ, or learn more about the Act … Continue reading

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