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On This Date in Legal History

On May 4, 1872, Alexander Mitchell Palmer was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. After his admission to the Pennsylvania bar, he practiced as a  lawyer; and from 1909 until 1915, he served in the House of Representatives.  President Woodrow Wilson … Continue reading

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Remembering Justice Brandeis

On January 28, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson nominated Louis D. Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court.  On June 1, 1916, the Senate confirmed his nomination (in a 47 to 22 vote) and he became the first Jewish Justice to … Continue reading

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Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916

On this day in 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act. The Act placed restrictions on child labor. You can view the original Act with the President’s signature at https://research.archives.gov/id/5730381.

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