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  • ...sidering many abortion-related appeals and petitions, on May 31, 1971, the Court accepted two cases, <span>[[Roe v. Wade|Roe v. Wade]]</span> 410 U.S. 113, ...suit. Thirty-six abortion reform groups filed briefs, or reports, with the court on Roe's behalf. These included women's, medical, university, public health
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  • ... U.S. attorney general (1897). His controversial nomination to the Supreme Court in 1897 led to a twenty-seven-year tenure. .../span>&nbsp;<span>Harrison</span>]] appointed McKenna to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Opponents protested that McKenna was unqualified and, moreover,
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  • ...plained endlessly about the great deal of travel required by Supreme Court justices at that time. He produced only 20 opinions and two concurrences during his ...esentative when Congress increased the number of seats on the U.S. Supreme Court from seven to nine. President Van Buren first offered one of the seats to a
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  • ...urt for thirty-two years, one of the longest tenures in the history of the Court.</p><p>McLean was born on March 11, 1785, in New Jersey but was raised prim ...een, he began working as an apprentice to the clerk of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas in Cincinnati and also studied law with Arthur St. Clair an
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  • ...>James Clark McReynolds served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1914 to 1941. McReynolds was a very conservative justice who gained pr ...t cases but left the post in 1914 when Wilson appointed him to the Supreme Court.</p>
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  • ...with sixteen new judges. As a final measure, they also added dozens of new justices of the peace to the District of Columbia. Between December 12 and March 4, ...ss stalled a decision on their actions by eliminating the 1802 term of the Court.</p>
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  • ...icle"><p>Sherman Minton served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1949 to 1956. A strong supporter of President <span>[[Franklin D. Roos ...inton when they served in the Senate together, elevated him to the Supreme Court in 1949. During his confirmation process, Minton refused to testify before
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  • ...al Procedure|Criminal Procedure]]</span>. In ''Miranda'', the U.S. Supreme Court declared a set of specific rights for criminal defendants. The ''Miranda'' Before the High Court's decision in ''Miranda'', the law governing <span>[[Custodial Interrogatio
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  • ... son of William Mitchell, a distinguished justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court for whom the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul is named. The youn ... Stringer and Seymour. After his father lost his seat on the state supreme court in an election, Mitchell and the elder Mitchell established a law partnersh
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  • ...ea of <span>[[Antitrust Law|antitrust law]]</span>. Moody's service on the Court was ended prematurely due to health problems. ...ers. Through Moody's success in prosecuting Swift and Company, the Supreme Court first formulated the "stream of commerce" doctrine, which held corporations
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  • ...Adams]]</span> appointed him to the Supreme Court. Even at a time when the Court decided major cases, he either acquiesced to the majority or did not partic ...es iredell]]</span>. The next five years were pivotal ones for the Supreme Court, which expanded its powers of judicial review under the highly influential
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  • ...tution subject to changing interpretation. Many times since, Supreme Court justices, in their opinions, have referred to the notion of "evolving" law when modi
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  • ...span>, legal action, and education. With its victories in landmark Supreme Court cases such as <span>[[Brown v. Board Of Education|brown v. board of educati ...action on behalf of African Americans a top priority. It won early Supreme Court victories in ''Guinn v. United States'', 238 U.S. 347, 35 S. Ct. 926, 59 L.
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  • ...m publishing stories was not established until 1931, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in ''Near v. Minnesota'', 283 U.S. 697, 51 S. Ct ...ld the law and the order against Near, paving the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.
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  • ...ticle"><p>Samuel Nelson served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1845 to 1872. He brought with him experience as a politician,</p> ... justice of the New York Supreme Court. His nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by a desperate President <span>[[John Tyler|John Tyler]]</span> came only a
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  • The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 (AAA), 7 U.S.C.A. §§ 601 et seq., also was passed during these first hundred days. Farm ...he <span>[[Social Security Act Of|Social Security Act of]]</span> 1935 (42 U.S.C.A. § 301 et seq.)—the first piece of legislation in the history of the
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  • ...span>[[Libel|libel]]</span> cases brought by public officials. The Supreme Court sought to encourage public debate by changing the rules involving libel tha ...our African American clergyman and the ''New York Times'' in Alabama state court. Sullivan alleged that the advertisement implicitly libeled him. Libel is a
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  • ...apers. Other than the ''Pentagon Papers'' case, the most important Supreme Court case discussing prior restraints is <span>[[Near v. Minnesota|near v. minne ...lear statement of First Amendment law on prior restraint. For example, the Court failed to specify when, if ever, a prior restraint on the press might be al
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  • ...ade more than a passing reference to the Ninth Amendment. In 1958, Supreme Court Justice <span>[[Robert H. Jackson|Robert H. Jackson]]</span> wrote that the ... in the Constitution. On several occasions in the past, Douglas wrote, the Court has recognized rights that cannot not be found in the written language of t
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  • ...Rehnquist|william h. rehnquist]]</span>, as associate justices. The Burger Court began a retreat from liberalism and judicial activism that continued throug ...y face conviction by the Senate. In early August, in response to a Supreme Court ruling (<span>[[United States v. Nixon|united states v. nixon]]</span> 418
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