Today in 2000: The Supreme Court decides landmark grandparent visitation case

Jun 5, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 5, 2000, the Supreme Court decided Troxel v. Granville, siding in favor of the parent in a grandparent visitation dispute.

Today in 1922: SCOTUS exempts Major League Baseball from antitrust laws

May 29, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 29, 1922, the Supreme Court decided Federal Baseball Club v. National League, which exempted Major League Baseball from federal antitrust laws.

Today in 2000: Supreme Court strikes down federal block of adult cable channels

May 22, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 22, 2000, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Telecommunications Act that banned adult cable TV from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Today in 1911: SCOTUS orders breakup of Standard Oil trust

May 15, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 15, 1911, the Supreme Court dissolved Standard Oil into 34 different companies, but narrowed the reach of the Sherman Act at the same time.

Today in 1989: SCOTUS rules that gender stereotyping can be sex discrimination

May 1, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 1, 1989, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the landmark sex discrimination case Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins.

Today in 2001: SCOTUS sanctions police arrests over any minor criminal offenses

Apr 24, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 24, 2001, the Supreme Court ruled in Atwater v. Lago Vista that police may effect arrests over any criminal offense, no matter how minor.

Today in 1905: Lochner v. New York is decided

Apr 17, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 17, 1905, the Supreme Court decided Lochner v. New York, the emblematic case of the “Lochner era.”

Today in 1989: The Whistleblower Protection Act is signed into law

Apr 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 10, 1989, the Whistleblower Protection Act was signed into law, marking the beginning of the modern era of whistleblower defense laws.

Today in 1944: The Supreme Court strikes down “white primary” elections

Apr 3, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 3, 1944, the Supreme Court struck down the practice of limiting party primary elections to whites in Smith v. Allwright.

Today in 1985: SCOTUS rules that deadly force cannot be used on unarmed fleeing suspects

Mar 27, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 27, 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that police may only use deadly force on a fleeing suspect if there’s probable cause to believe he or she poses a significant risk of harm.

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