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On This Date in Legal History

On June 6, 1946, President Truman nominated Fred M. Vinson to be the 13th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his nomination, and on June 24, 1946, he was sworn in. He served on the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1950 the United States Supreme Court decided Sweatt v. Painter. The case arose after Heman Sweatt applied to the University of Texas Law School on February 26, 1946. The President of the University, Theophilus Painter, acknowledged Sweatt … Continue reading

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On This Date: Segregation in Graduate School Was Found Unconstitutional

On this date in 1950, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions that dealt with racial segregation in higher learning institutions.  In McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education et al, an African American student, with a master’s … Continue reading

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