Today in 1977: The Department of Energy is created

Aug 4, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Department of Energy was created by the Department of Energy Organization Act, which was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on August 4, 1977.

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 1973: SCOTUS rules no justification needed for search incident to arrest

Dec 11, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 11, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Robinson that law enforcement needed no further justification to conduct personal searches of those lawfully arrested.

Today in 1974: SCOTUS orders Nixon to release all subpoenaed tapes

Jul 24, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court ordered Nixon to comply with the subpoena that ordered the production of all tapes relating to the Watergate burglary.

Today in 1974: President Nixon signs national speed limit legislation into law

Jan 2, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

The National Speed Limit Law was signed into law by President Richard Nixon 41 years ago today

Today in 1975: Justice John Paul Stevens is nominated to the Supreme Court

Nov 28, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On November 28, 1975, President Gerald Ford nominated John Paul Stevens to fill Justice William O. Douglas’ vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Today in 1974: Congress enacts amendments to the Freedom of Information Act over President Ford’s veto

Nov 21, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On November 21, 1974, Congress overrode President Ford’s veto of a series of amendments to significantly strengthen the Freedom of Information Act

Today in 1973: The War Powers Resolution is enacted over President Nixon’s veto

Nov 7, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On November 7, 1973, the U.S. Senate overrode President Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Resolution, which reined in presidential powers of military use.

Today in 1978: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is signed into law

Oct 31, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On October 31, 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was signed into law, prohibiting employers from taking adverse employment action because of pregnancy.

Today in 1979: The Department of Education is created

Oct 17, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Department of Education was created by the Department of Education Organization Act, which was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 17, 1979,

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