Law and Politics Story Briefs

What the law requires is not always fair or just or honorable. Politics is often polarizing. Stories in this collection help us to examine the highs and lows of "the law" over the centuries.

The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the American Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. These Articles were replaced by the U.S. Constit...

On the 22nd of August, 1924, Clarence Darrow speaks from the heart as he tries to save Leopold and Loeb from a death-sentence.

Less than a month before he was sworn-in as America's president, Franklin Roosevelt was involved in a career-defining situation. Giuseppe ("Joe") Zang...

Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833), from Liverpool, was a daring British commander who won several battles in the South during the American Revolution. He ...

To be a Judge, one must first be a lawyer. To be a lawyer, one must have a college degree, a graduate degree (in law) and pass the bar exam. These are...

At the beginning of 1917, the Russian city ofSt.

The Bill of Rights, like the original U.S. Constitution, is now a highly faded document.

Borodino, a small village about 70 miles west of Moscow, was the site of a bloody battle during the Napoleonic Wars. It took place on September 7, 181...

Susan Anthony was berated by many different publications as she continued to fight for a woman's right to vote in America.

Background on Catherine of Aragon, the first of King Henry VIII's six wives. She was the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.

Historians believe this painting, by Michael Sittow, depicts the young Catherine of Aragon.

César Gaviria Trujillo was the intended target when Pablo Escobar ordered the downing of Avianca Flight 203 on November 27, 1989.

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