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On This Date in Legal History

On September 8, 1974, President Ford pardoned former President Nixon for any crimes he may have committed while in office. Ford cited his authority to do so pursuant to Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. He explained … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment was ratified. The Amendment addresses the election of Senators to Congress. It provides for the people to elect new Senators (versus the State legislatures).  The Amendment states– The Senate of the United States … Continue reading

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A Court Finds A Defendant Shouldn’t Have Been Tried Twice

A man was charged with several crimes.  His case was called to trial, a jury was sworn in, and witnesses testified.  On the second day, the judge announced that she was unable to be objective (after a certain incident occurred … Continue reading

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