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 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 1967: Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall to Supreme Court

Aug 30, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Marshall’s reputation as a skilled and successful fighter for civil rights made him the target of the segregationist faction within the Senate.

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.