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Brown v Board of Education

On this day in 1954, marking the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end in the war on racial inequality, the US…

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The Surprising Justice Blackmun

On this day in 1970, the US Senate confirms President Richard M. Nixon’s nomination of Federal Circuit Judge Harry A. Blackmun to the US Supreme…

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Larry Flynt, Devin Nunes and his Cow

On this day in 1988, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s judgment for Reverend Jerry Falwell against publisher Larry Flynt, noting the First Amendment…

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The Napoleonic Code and Civil Code

On this day in 1804, the Napoleonic Code is brought into force in France and her possessions. It was the first consistent set of codes…

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Dred Scott v Sanford

On this day in 1857, the US Supreme Court makes a fateful ruling on constitutional law in Dred Scott v. Sanford. It held “(Black Africans…

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The Boston Massacre

On this day in 1770, British Army soldiers open fire on a mob of unruly colonists, killing five, wounding three and placing the Boston Massacre…

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