Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lose his bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The justices did not comment on Monday about keeping the decision of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of
101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, an African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a New York City trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A. Arthur
On March 24, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal in Atlanta will consider the Animal Legal Defense Fund's (ALDF) lawsuit regarding the captivity of Lolita, the orca exhibited at Miami Seaquarium. Another factor that may help the ALDF in retiring Lolita is that recently NOAA Fisheries declared her endangered. Though her status does not officially go into effect until May 11, animal-rights advocates believe it may help in future litigation regarding her captivity because of the protections the…
Circuit Court of Shelby County, Tennessee Thirtieth Judicial District at Memphis, December 1999 Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.
On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Americans of African descent, whether free or slave, were not American citizens and could not sue in federal court and that Congress could not ban slavery in American territories. #TodayInBlackHistory
I just spoke with William Hampton, President of the Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP and found out that there was a "Rosa Parks" a whole decade before the famous boycott scene. #history #unitedstates #africanamerican
Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a black woman who lived in New York City. In 1854 she was told to get off a streetcar and then forcibly removed by the crew and a police officer. Jennings filed a lawsuit against the driver, the conductor, and the Third Avenue Railroad Company in Brooklyn. In 1855, she received a verdict in her favor and was awarded damages of two hundred and twenty five dollars plus costs. The next day, the Third Avenue Railroad Company ordered its cars desegregated.