Tag Archives: US Supreme Court

November 13, 1956

On November 13, 1956, the US Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses. They refused to rule on religious segregation as the Baptists were going to sit in the back anyway, while the Catholics would … Continue reading

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July 2, 1976

On July 2, 1976, the US Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual, but could be if you did it right. They recommended that the brazen bull be brought back. That’s where the condemned … Continue reading

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June 26, 2015

On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court Justices said that gay men and women had the … Continue reading

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June 21, 1915

On June 21, 1915, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Guinn vs United States and struck down Oklahoma’s grandfather clause which had the effect of denying the right to vote to black people. When Oklahoma was admitted … Continue reading

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June 16, 1980

On June 16, 1980, the US Supreme Court ruled that new forms of life created in labs could be patented. The specific case brought before the US Supreme Court involved a genetically-engineered bacterium that was capable of breaking down crude … Continue reading

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June 13, 2013

On June 13, 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that naturally occurring DNA segments were not patent eligible just because some firm or company or individual had isolated it. Synthetically created DNA segments, on the other hand, were eligible for … Continue reading

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January 17, 1984

On January 17, 1984, the US Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing did not violate federal copyright laws, thereby preventing every current and future American from becoming a felon. … Continue reading

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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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