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.
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
Elizabeth Warren has been in the Senate less than a year but she’s already seen enough to call for an end to the GOP’s ability to filibuster President Obama’s nominees. She took Republicans to task on Wednesday for blocking three nominees this year to the key D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, calling it the next step in the GOP’s plan to “paralyze the government again” after a 16 day government shutdown. #GOP #TEABAGGERS #VOTETHEBUMSOUT #CORRUPTCONGRESS
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife, Coretta, are shown outside Circuit Court in Montogomery, Al. on March 22, 1956. The Reverend was found guilty of conspiring the Montgomery Bus Boycott that began Dec. 5, 1955. The others are not identified. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick) Photo: GENE HERRICK, STF / Beaumont
"The ninth circuit court of appeals said the American flag had to go because the kids displaying it were being threatened. They punished patriotism, not the perpetrators." Sign & share our petition to protect the American flag. Jay Sekulow @ ACLJ.org wear your American flag gear & colors on cinco de mayo to support THE UNITED STATES.
Just when you thought it was safe to go out in public, the California courts restrict your right to self-defense once again. This time, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the right to carry concealed weapons in public.
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