Tag Archives: US Supreme Court

June 21, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1974 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence. They also decided that telling kids that the reason why 1st grade teacher Mrs. Kellen’s … Continue reading

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June 11, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993 the US Supreme Court ruled that religious groups had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services. The burning of witches, cutting out of hearts during a solar eclipse on top of … Continue reading

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May 26, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930, the US Supreme Court ruled that buying liquor does not violate the Constitution.

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May 10, 1893

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1893 the Supreme Court ruled that the tomato was a vegetable. The court declared in Nix versus Hedden that even though the tomato was botanically a fruit, it should legally be considered a vegetable. … Continue reading

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July 6, 1983

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1983 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender. They had to find another reason or reasons to do so, such as … Continue reading

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June 30, 1986

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1986 the US Supreme Court ruled that states could ban homosexual acts. In a 5-4 vote in “Bowers vs. Hardwick” the Court held that homosexual acts were not protected by the right to privacy. … Continue reading

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June 25, 1990

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1990 the Supreme Court ruled that family members could not end the lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives had previously made their wishes known. The Supreme Court also stated that a comatose person’s … Continue reading

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June 20, 2002

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the execution of the mentally retarded was unconstitutionally cruel. The vote was 6 in favor and 3 against. The dissenters, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices … Continue reading

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June 19, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland’s constitution that required state officeholders to profess a belief in God. Thomas B. Finan, the Attorney General of Maryland, vowed to disregard the … Continue reading

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March 23, 1981

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1981 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not for women. As the all male court explained in their post decision brief, while a 25 to … Continue reading

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