The son of one of America’s founders won a huge victory in the Supreme Court on this day in 1841, when former President John Quincy Adams helped convince a southern-dominated court to release 35 enslaved people in the Amistad case.
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On March 7, 1965, civil rights activists were attacked by Alabama police fought near a bridge in Selma, Alabama, in a moment that shocked a nation and helped lead to the Voting Rights Act. Today, the images are still shocking and the debate over voting rights remains unsettled.
On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later.
The Supreme Court has released its April calendar for arguments, and the big case about President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order policy is set for Monday, April 18.
In private conference today, an eight-Justice Supreme Court may decide the fate of a battle between three states over the legalized production and sale of marijuana in Colorado.