154 ABA Journal Precedents articles.
Hearing that escaped slave Joshua Glover was being held in Milwaukee, Sherman Booth recruited a mob of abolitionist sympathizers who stormed the prison, freed Glover and placed him in hiding. Glover would later be transported to Canada, but for Booth the legal implications were only beginning.
May 1, 2017 12:35 AM CDT
The Vietnam War was not going well on April 30, 1970, when President Richard Nixon announced on national television that he had ordered American troops into Cambodia to destroy North…
May 1, 2017 12:20 AM CDT
In November 1951, as the Korean War raged, steelworkers sought a new contract with the domestic industry. The industry, in turn, sought government approval for steep price increases, ostensibly to pay for new labor costs. Talks stalled.
Apr 1, 2017 12:20 AM CDT
On a May afternoon in 1920, a county prosecutor showed up at a one-room parochial school in rural Nebraska to watch a 10-year-old boy take part in a crime. The crime evolved from the fact that the boy was reading aloud in class in German. The boy’s teacher, Robert Meyer, was later charged with violating Nebraska’s Siman Act, for which he could face jail time and a fine.
Feb 1, 2017 12:30 AM CST
Joyce Patricia Brown’s case had provoked national debate on the moral and ethical boundaries of dealing with homelessness and mental illness: Was the object to help the mentally ill or to clear affluent neighborhoods of human nuisance?
Jan 1, 2017 12:30 AM CST
Sen. William Blount was confronted in the Senate chambers with an extraordinary letter that detailed a plot devised by him and several other land speculators to help Britain gain control of Florida and Louisiana, then held by Spain.
Dec 1, 2016 12:30 AM CST
On a Sunday evening in 1998, viewers of the perennially popular CBS news program 60 Minutes witnessed a videotaped death. Whether in horror or fascination, as many as 22 million…
Nov 1, 2016 12:30 AM CDT
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929, as much as $9 billion was lost on a volume of more than 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange alone. So much…
Oct 1, 2016 12:30 AM CDT
Conspiracy theories have not undermined the Warren commission report on John F. Kennedy’s death.
Sep 1, 2016 12:40 AM CDT
Flawed naval intelligence in 1964 leads to increased, prolonged U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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