Tag Archives: William O. Douglas

On This Date in Legal History

In 1943, James Girouard, a Canadian, filed a petition for naturalization. When asked if he’d “take up arms in defense of this country,” he said, “No (Non-cabatant) Seventh Day Adventist.” He did say, however, that he’d serve in the army … Continue reading

Posted in Civics, Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, Social Studies, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

On January 19, 1980, William O. Douglas passed away. From 1939-1975, he served on the Supreme Court. Watch this informative piece about him at https://goo.gl/I63lRd, and learn about his judicial philosophy.

Posted in Civics, Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, Social Studies, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1966 the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections.  The Court was asked to decide if the State of Virginia could require their citizens to pay a poll tax … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date One Justice Was Born & Another Retired

On November 12, 1908, Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun was born. He’s probably best known as the author of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized a woman’s right to have an abortion during the first trimester.  To learn … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Law, History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date, United States Supreme Court | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On This Date in Legal History

William O. Douglas was born on this date in 1898. In honor of his birthday, why not watch this fun television show, “What’s My Line” @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B9wM4gATvM?  He’s the guest.  If you’d like a more serious look at the Justice, … Continue reading

Posted in History/Social Studies Common Core Curriculum, On This Date | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on On This Date in Legal History