Tag Archives: Washington

The United States Supreme Court

If you visit Washington, D.C. this summer your itinerary ought to include a visit to the United States Supreme Court. You’ll learn about the current and former Supreme Court justices, and the history of the court. The docents are quite … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

When a special police officer, Dick Heller, tried to register a handgun in Washington, DC his application was denied. A law banned handguns in the home. (If a lawful gun was in a home it had to be disassembled or … Continue reading

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The United States Supreme Court

If you visit Washington, D.C. this summer your itinerary ought to include a visit to the United States Supreme Court.  Docents are welcoming and available to answer your questions.  You’ll learn about current and former Supreme Court justices, and the … Continue reading

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Remembering Civil Rights Activist Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell was an African-American civil rights activist. She fought to desegregate Washington D.C.  In 1949 she and others visited a segregated popular restaurant, John R. Thompson Co., Inc.  As expected, the restaurant refused to serve those who weren’t … Continue reading

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