1081 ABA Journal Legal History articles.
On the death of President William Henry Harrison, Vice President John Tyler set a precedent when he made it clear that he planned to fully assume the office.
Apr 1, 2019 12:35 AM CDT
Updated: As the U.S. Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering Tuesday, another question lurked beneath the surface. Is gerrymandering pronounced with a soft or hard letter “g”?…
Mar 28, 2019 2:01 PM CDT
In The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Cara Robertson uses her skills as a lawyer to go over the strategies used by the defense and prosecution, the evidence brought before the court, and the societal influences that contributed to the outcome.
Mar 20, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Just after World War I, the U.S. Supreme Court grappled with a series of cases involving the speech of political dissidents charged with violating federal laws designed to quell criticism of the U.S. war effort, draft or policy toward foreign nations.
Mar 12, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
March is Women’s History Month in the United States, a time to recognize women from the past and present who overcame adversity to excel in a male-dominated society. Within the…
Mar 6, 2019 2:13 PM CST
Mar 1, 2019 12:00 AM CST
The Supreme Court has a chance to clarify whether symbols of religion on government property violate the First Amendment. The establishment clause has returned to the court in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, to be argued Feb. 27.
Feb 26, 2019 6:00 AM CST
Mary Beth and John Tinker remain as engaged and committed to young people’s free-expression rights as they were more than 50 years ago when they were suspended from their middle and high schools in Des Moines, Iowa, for wearing black peace armbands.
Feb 25, 2019 6:00 AM CST
February is Black History Month, a time to honor the heritage and triumphs of African-American people from the past to the present. From abolitionists to modern social justice advocates, the…
Feb 21, 2019 11:22 AM CST
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the release of grand jury records in the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…
Feb 13, 2019 9:19 AM CST
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Jan 23, 2019 6:00 AM CST
Rivalry between gold and silver touched off the Panic of 1893. Speculation roared back in 1980, when the billionaire Hunt brothers nearly cornered the silver market.
Jan 1, 2019 3:10 AM CST
Dec 21, 2018 6:00 AM CST
In November 1892, Fall River, Massachusetts, was an unremarkable New England mill town with a very remarkable problem: What to do with Lizzie Borden?
Dec 1, 2018 12:45 AM CST