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  • Today in Legal History: EPA Formed

    To aid the war effort, the United States rationed coffee on November 28, 1942.  After a long eight months, the ration ended on July 28, 1943.  While Americans generally had it much easier than residents of other Allied countries, rationing was challenging.  To obtain a rationed item, you had to have coupons and hope it was in stock.  [...]
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  • Social Justice Monday – Election 2016: Its Aftermath and the Continuing Need for Washington’s Voting Rights Act

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    Social Justice Monday - Election 2016: Its Aftermath and the Continuing Need for Washington’s Voting Rights Act November 21, 2016 Last Tuesday’s election was the first since the United States Supreme Court struck down the coverage formula used to determine the preclearance requirement of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Reagan and Gorbachev Meet

    On November 19, 1985, President Ronald Reagan met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.  Reagan was no friend of the Soviet Union, referring to it as the “Evil Empire,” but Gorbachev was newly in power, with great plans for his country.  The two hit it off.  It was, perhaps, the start of [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Railroads Implement Uniform Time Zones

    Rail travel transformed the world in many ways, including creating time zones.  Prior to the railroads, time was set by the sun.  As a result, cities and towns adhered to “local times” in their locality.  Timekeeping on a broad geographic scale was a logistical nightmare.  To solve this problem, the railroads adopted a uniform [...]
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  • Social Justice Monday: Law Students Improving Access to Justice through the use of Technology, Design, and Collaboration

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    Social Justice Monday: Law Students Improving Access to Justice through the use of Technology, Design, and Collaboration November 14, 2016 In the United States, approximately 80 percent of the serious civil legal needs of low-income people are unmet, disproportionately affecting poor communities of color and other marginalized groups. [...]
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  • Today in Legal History: Veterans’ Day

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