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On This Date in Legal History

President Madison nominated Joseph Story to the United States Supreme Court.  He served on the Court for over 33 years until his death on September 10, 1845.  He’s probably best remembered today for his opinion in the Amistad case.  The … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies”

The new Steven Spielberg film Bridge of Spies dramatizes the arrest and conviction of Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel for espionage in 1957. James Donovan, a respected insurance lawyer, is pressured to scale back his defense of the spy, but … Continue reading

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Remembering Associate Justice Joseph Story

President Madison nominated Joseph Story to the United States Supreme Court.  He served on the Court for over 33 years until his death on this date in 1845.  He’s probably best remembered today for his opinion in the Amistad case. … Continue reading

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