Legal History

1091 ABA Journal Legal History articles.

Today in Legal History: Protestants Protected, Thos. Jefferson Born, Crime Stoppers Hits CA

On this day in 1598, King Henry IV of France signed the Edict of Nantes, recognizing the right of Protestant Huguenots to practice their religion. Extensive details are provided on…

April 20, 1971

School Busing Gets the Green Light

March 22, 1972

Senate Approves Equal Rights Amendment

February 5, 1937

FDR Unveils Court Packing Plan

Rail-Splitter, Tech User

Abe Lincoln embraced innovation to help him do more with less

January 22, 1973

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Roe v. Wade

December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks Sparks the Civil Rights Movement

When Change Arrived

Two Criminal Prosecutions in the 1930s Helped Transform Hawaii Race Relations

A Man of Many Firsts

Human Rights Pioneer Jerome Shestack Will Receive ABA Medal at Annual Meeting

Troubled Paradise

Debate Over Sovereignty for Native Hawaiians Is Not Likely to End Soon

Miranda’s Reprieve

How Rehnquist Spared the Landmark Confession Case, but Weakened Its Impact

A Matter Over Mind

The Supreme Court Is Poised to Review the Insanity Defense, an Issue That Has Confounded Courts, Psychiatrists and Lawyers

Balancing Act

Her Constitutional Tests and Strategic Concurrences Helped Make Sandra Day O’Connor a Force From the Center

Happy Ending

Civil Rights Pioneer George Leighton Is Named to Receive ABA Medal

Ascendant Stevens

O’Connor’s Retirement Wasn’t the Only Surprise, as the Senior Justice Held Sway

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