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On This Date in Legal History

On October 4, 1983, Lynch v. Donnelly was argued before the Supreme Court.  The Court was asked to decide whether the City of Pawtucket violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment when it included a nativity scene in its annual … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

A West Virginia newspaper, the Charleston Daily Mail, published the name of a 14-year-old who was apprehended and taken into custody for allegedly shooting a classmate at school. Reporters were able to determine the name of the student shooter simply by … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Sally Reed and her former husband, Cecil, each petitioned an Idaho Probate Court to be appointed administrator of their son’s estate in the case Reed v. Reed.  The Court appointed Cecil Reed without determining either parent’s qualifications, since an Idaho … Continue reading

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