Today in 1918: The U.S. first legally observes Daylight Savings Time

Mar 31, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 31, 1918, the U.S. legally observed its first nationwide Daylight Savings Time, marking the beginning of a tumultuous history.

Today in 1966: SCOTUS strikes down poll taxes

Mar 24, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections that poll taxes are unconstitutional.

Out in Force in 2016: FCPA and DOJ Preparing for Action

Mar 17, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Despite a slowdown in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement in 2015, 2016 is shaping up to be a particularly active year.

Today in 1988: Apple sues Microsoft for copyright infringement

Mar 17, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 17, 1988, Apple sued Microsoft for copyright infringement, claiming the latter’s Windows 2.0 operating system copied design elements from Apple’s Macintosh OS.

Judge Merrick Garland: Who is he, and will he be our next Supreme Court justice?

Mar 17, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

President Obama named Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Scalia. Who is he and will he get confirmed?

Today in 1971: U.S. Senate unanimously approves Twenty-Sixth Amendment

Mar 10, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was unanimously approved by the Senate on March 10, 1971 – 45 years ago today.

Today in 1821: SCOTUS rules it has jurisdiction over state criminal cases with federal law questions

Mar 3, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 3, 1821, the Supreme Court rule that it is the nation’s ultimate authority on interpreting federal law, even in state criminal cases.

The leap year and the law

Feb 29, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Every four years is a leap year, a year with an additional day in the month of February. How does this additional day impact the law?

Today in 1986: SCOTUS rules that defendant wasn’t prejudiced by attorney’s refusal to allow perjury

Feb 26, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 26, 1986, the Supreme Court held in Nix v. Whiteside that a defendant wasn’t prejudiced by his attorney’s refusal to allow him to give false testimony at trial.

A look at potential replacements for Justice Scalia

Feb 19, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Justice Scalia’s death continues to dominate headlines, but more in the form of the looming battle over his potential replacement.

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