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The 14th Amendment and Barriers to True Civil Rights

On this day in 1868, following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing citizenship and all its privileges to…

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Posted in Education History The Courts Women's Issues

The Simplicity of Title IX

On this day in 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, is…

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The Federalist Papers and the Law of the Land

On this day in 1788, the newly-minted Constitution becomes the official governing document of the United States of America when New Hampshire weighs in as…

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A Break in the Storm Clouds

Let’s not beat around the bush. 2020 has been a shit show, so far. A global pandemic, a cratering economy and racial protests in the…

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Warren’s SCOTUS and Miranda

On this day in 1966, the Supreme Court issues its landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona, holding in-custody statements of a defendant are admissible only…

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Medgar Evers and the Ghosts of Mississippi

On this day in 1963, African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers is gunned down in front of his family’s Jackson, Mississippi home by white supremacist…

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