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This Month In US Legal History: July Edition

This Month In US Legal History: July Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: July 1 July 1862 – President Lincoln signs off on the Tax Act of 1862 – the first US federal income tax act. 2 July 1890 – Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act – putting limitations on business activities that were...
This Month In US Legal History: June Edition

This Month In US Legal History: June Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: June 1 June 1792 – Kentucky became the 15th state. 2 June 1924 – President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, such that all Native Americans born within U.S. territory would be granted citizenship. 3 June 1918 –...
This Month In US Legal History: May Edition

This Month In US Legal History: May Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: May 1 May 1884 – The eight-hour work day proclaimed to be in place across the United States. 2 May 1972 – Former head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, dies.   3 May 1948 – In Shelley v Kraemer the Supreme Court upheld the legality...
This Month In US Legal History: April Edition

This Month In US Legal History: April Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: April 1 April 1863 – The first wartime conscription legislation in the U.S. comes into effect. The legislation included a ‘rich man’s’ exception, which allowed persons to pay $300 in order to avoid the draft. This exception...
This Month In US Legal History: March Edition

This Month In US Legal History: March Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: March 1 March 1875 – Civil Rights Act of 1875 is passed and allows African Americans to access public transport and other accommodations. In the Civil Rights Cases of 1883, the Supreme Court ruled that the Act was...