It is a fact of American history that three of the five Founding Father Presidents died on Independence Day. But was it just a coincidence?
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On July 3, 1978, the Supreme Court issued its historic verdict in the George Carlin “seven dirty words” case, a decision that still holds sway over the use of indecent and obscene language on television, and in a new era of mass communications.
Monday’s Supreme Court decision about lethal injections comes on the same day, back in 1972, that the Court briefly limited the death penalty.
On June 26, 1978, the Supreme Court ruled in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke.
On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the critical ninth state to ratify the Constitution.