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    • On This Day: You have a right to an attorney

      National Constitution Center via Yahoo News· 1 year ago

      It was on this day in 1963 that the Supreme Court handed down the Gideon decision, which guaranteed the rights of the accused to have a public defender...

    • The 21 most famous Supreme Court decisions

      USA TODAY via Yahoo News· 1 year ago

      Wainwright, 1963 (9-0 decision) Criminal defendants have a right to an attorney even if they cannot afford one. New York Times v. Sullivan, 1964 (9-0 decision ...

    • 10 Supreme Court cases about the 14th Amendment

      National Constitution Center via Yahoo News· 1 year ago

      On July 9, 1868, Louisiana and South Carolina voted to ratify the amendment, after they had rejected it a year earlier. The votes made the 14th Amendment officially part of the Constitution.

    • Hugo Black, unabashed partisan for the Constitution

      National Constitution Center via Yahoo News· 12 months ago

      On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court. Despite controversies about his...