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On This Date in Legal History

On May 9, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee began its formal investigation into the possible impeachment of President Nixon. Take a look at the U.S. Government Printing Office’s “History of Proceedings” at https://goo.gl/mOe2xn.

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On This Date in Legal History

Lawyer, educator and trailblazing politician Barbara Jordan was born on February 21, 1936.  She was the first African-American woman elected to the Texas Senate.  While serving in the Senate members elected her president pro tempore.  Then in 1972 she became … Continue reading

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