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Academic Freedom.

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

The American tradition of academic freedom drew inspiration from the German concept of Lehrfreiheit, the statutory rights of professors in state universities to teach and do research...

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American Bar Association

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1878 in Saratoga Springs, New York, as a voluntary, national organization of the legal profession. Its initial membership totaled 289...

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Buchanan v. Warley

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

In 1910 Baltimore passed a residential segregation ordinance. Baltimore's counterparts followed its example: Richmond and Norfolk in Virginia, Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis, Louisville in...

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Charles Hamilton Houston

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Law.

(b. 3 September 1895; d. 22 April 1950),

attorney and civil rights activist. Born in Washington, D.C., Charles Hamilton Houston was the son of Mary Hamilton Houston and William...

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Cherokee Cases

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

(1831 and 1832).

The U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) and Worcester v. Georgia (1832), often referred to as the Cherokee Cases, considered the...

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Constitution of the United States

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

The basic written set of principles and precedents of federal government in the US, which came into operation in 1789 and has since been modified by twenty-six amendments.

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criminal Justice System

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

A broad term encompassing various institutions that work within the ambit of the criminal jurisdiction: police, prosecution, courts and correctional services. Most criminal matters start...

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David Dudley Field

Overview page. Subjects: Law — United States History.

1805–1894.

American lawyer, known as ‘the Father of U.S. legal reform’: Spragne, Speeches of David Dudley Field (3 vols., 1884–1890). Major international law works include...

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Eighteenth Amendment

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Law.

The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, instituting national prohibition, was born out of temperance reformers' efforts to remove the blight of alcoholic drinks from society, as...

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Etiquette

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Law.

Correct behaviour, good manners; Heb. derekh eretz, ‘the Way of the Earth’, that is, how people on earth ought to conduct themselves. The term ‘the Way of the Earth’ suggests that the rules...

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