Today in 1946: Republicans retake Capitol Hill in midterm elections

Nov 5, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

The Republican tidal wave that crashed down on Capitol Hill this week looks remarkably similar to the midterm elections of 1946, held 64 years ago today.

Today in 1787: Founding Fathers agree to “Great Compromise”

Jul 16, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

After weeks of off-and-on debate over several competing proposals, the large states finally relented, agreeing to a Senate composed of two delegates per state, regardless of population.

Today in 1929: U.S. House fixes membership at 435

Jun 11, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

The Reapportionment Act of 1929 resolved the incumbency problem by giving state legislatures more latitude in creating district boundaries (read: gerrymandering).