Standing Bear circa 1834 - 1908 Ponca tribe. Argued successfully in U.S. District Court in 1879 in Omaha that Native Americans are "persons within the meaning of the law" and have the right to habeas corpus
The Ten Commandments monument became the object of a controversial US Supreme Court case in 2005 called Van Orden v. Perry. The court upheld the right of the state to have the monument on the grounds of the State Capitol, saying it wasn't a violation of the separation of church and state.
One of the more high-profile court cases in recent years has been the lawsuit filed by Texas and other co-plaintiff states against Barack Obama’s executive-order amnesty program. The suit to stop the president from deferring deportation for up to 5 million illegals began several years ago and made its way through the District Court in Texas, to the Fifth
The first African American woman to graduate from the University of Texas School of Law, Gloria Bradford entered law school in 1951 and graduated with her LL.B. in 1954. After graduation, she practiced civil and criminal law with the Houston firm of Dent, Ford, King, and Wickliff. In October 1954, Ms. Bradford became the first African American woman to try a case in a Harris County district court. The Law School’s Bradford Society is named in her honor.
Diane Humetewa, member of the Hopi Tribe and the first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge. She will be the third Native American federal judge in history and the only one currently active.
This is Miss Brown of Brown vs Board of Education -- Linda Brown at Monroe Elementary in Topeka, Kansas. 1951 case brought by her parents and other plaintiffs, formed the basis for the landmark Supreme Court decision of May 17, 1954.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members with Earthjustice attorneys at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on August 24, 2016, the day of a hearing on a temporary restraining order requesting to halt construction of the pipeline.
Constance Baker Motley (1921-2005) -Wrote the original complaint for Brown v. Board of Education -The first African-American woman to argue a case before the US Supreme Court -The first African-American woman elected to the NY State Senate -The first female Manhattan Borough President -The first female African-American district court judge
Constance Baker Motley (September 14, 1921 - September 28, 2005) won 9 out of 10 cases she argued before the Supreme Court, including one that admitted James Meredith to Ole Miss. She was the first black woman admitted to Columbia Law School, to become a federal judge, and to be elected to the New York State Senate. She began her career as a clerk at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund under Thurgood Marshall where she wrote the original complaint in Brown v Board of Education. #TodayInBlackHistory
A Bristol judge has become the first in the country to be allowed to rule on sharia law cases. District Judge Shamim Qureshi, who sits at Bristol Crown Court, is the first member of the UK judiciary...