Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tag: Law

The Trial of John Peter Zenger

The trial of John Peter Zenger is of importance both in the foundation of America’s judicial system and in the detailed list of Freedoms...

The History of the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act

Whether you go to the United States Post Office, the city public library, or the DMV there is always a high level of ineffectiveness--a...

The History of the Eighteenth Amendment

As we near the anniversary of the Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, it is time to celebrate. No, gosh...we aren't celebrating the passing of...

Winning the Electoral College but NOT the Popular Vote

When I was younger I played chess, quite competitively. The basic rule of thumb was after a match--win or lose--there was a handshake and...

America’s First Set of Laws

On this day (Oct 4), in 1636, the Plymouth Colony, founded in 1620 by Pilgrims, established its first written set of laws. These laws...

On This Day, in 1789, America’s Legal System was Established

On this day (Sept 24), in 1789, America's legal system--as we know it--was established. On this day, George Washington and Congress passed the Judiciary...