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.

(Un)Civil Rights: Ideology trumps precedent at the Supreme Court?

Feb 22, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case very similar to 2003’s Grutter v. Bollinger. Because of the change in Justices, Grutter won’t survive.

Today in 1989: Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act becomes law

Nov 18, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

22 years ago today, Pennsylvania enacted the Abortion Control Act, the subject of the Supreme Court’s 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey.