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This Month In US Legal History: September Edition

This Month In US Legal History: September Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: September 1 September 1942 – The detention of Japanese in U.S. wartime internment camps during World War II is upheld by a federal judge in Sacramento, California. 2 September 1945 – Japan formally surrendered, marking the end...
This Month In US Legal History: August Edition

This Month In US Legal History: August Edition

Day-By-Day Walk Through US Legal History: August 1 August 1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th state in the US. 2 August 1776 – Almost all of the 55 members of the Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence. 3...
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...