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
Sonia Sotomayor was born June 25, 1954, in the Bronx, New York. Her desire to be a judge was first inspired by the TV show Perry Mason. She graduated from Yale Law School and passed the bar in 1980. She became a U.S. District Court Judge in 1992 and was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998. In 2009, she became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.
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
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