Today in 1988: The Civil Liberties Act is signed into law

Aug 10, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Today in 1988, the Civil Liberties Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The Act provided reparations to Japanese Americans for their internment during World War II.

From John Jay to Clarence Thomas: A selective Supreme Court history

Jan 7, 2011 By: Legal Solutions

These 15 Today in Legal History posts from 2010 highlight some of the Supreme Court’s most momentous milestones (and a few merely memorable moments).

Today in 1986: William Rehnquist confirmed as chief justice

Sep 17, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Rehnquist’s ascendancy may have been opposed by many senators, but it was welcome news to his fellow justices, including those on the opposite end of the ideological spectrum.

Today in 1965: LBJ signs Medicare into law

Jul 30, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

In 1964, Johnson defeated Goldwater in a landslide – and with a large Democratic majority riding his coattails into both houses of Congress, the stage was set for Medicare’s passage.