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On This Date in Legal History

Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning an American flag as a means of protesting President Reagan’s policies. He timed his demonstration to coincide with the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas. The delegates were meeting to renominate Reagan for … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 17, 1777, Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney was born. He was the 11th United States Attorney General and the 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He served on the Court for 28 years. He’s probably best remembered for … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On March 16, 1931, Aldridge v. United States was argued before the United States Supreme Court. The case involved a black criminal defendant, Alfred Scott Aldridge, who was charged with murdering a white police officer. At Aldridge’s trial, his attorney asked the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1837 Margaret Morgan was living as a free woman with her children in Pennsylvania, when slaveholders claimed she was their property. Edward Prigg grabbed her and forcibly brought her back to Maryland. He was convicted of kidnapping under Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 31, 1919, baseball legend Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia.  He’s best remembered for his baseball prowess, but he was also deeply respected off the field for being a tireless and effective advocate of civil rights. Read … Continue reading

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Federal Employees’ Compensation Act of 1916

On September 7, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (the “FECA”). The law was enacted to provide compensation for federal employees injured on the job. Learn more at http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1981&context=key_workplace.

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On This Date in Legal History

On February 7, 1946, Arthur Terminiello delivered a controversial speech at a Christian Veterans of America meeting. In response to the views he expressed, protesters threw rocks, stones and bricks that broke windows and doors. The police were unable to … Continue reading

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