Today in 1999: the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act is passed by Congress

Nov 4, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On November 4, 1999, Congress passed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which, for the first time since the Great Depression, allowed banks to trade in investment products.

Today in 1998: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act becomes law

Oct 28, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

13 years ago today, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act – arguably the most significant piece of copyright legislation in U.S. history – became law.

Today in 1994: U.S. Senate confirms Stephen Breyer to the Supreme Court

Jul 29, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 29, 1994, Stephen Breyer, often touted as the Court’s intellectual counterweight to Justice Scalia, was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate