19th Amendment

On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote.  An amendment was first proposed in 1868.  By 1912, nine western states had adopted legislation permitting women’s suffrage.  Public sentiment turned with the adoption of...

Welcome to the Jacob Burns Law Library

We look forward to meeting all of our entering students for Fall 2011.  Be sure to come into the library so that we can meet you.  We’ll be updating our records this week so that we have records for all of our students.  When you stop by to meet us, have the bar...

Acquittal of John Peter Zenger

The acquittal of John Peter Zenger on August 5, 1735, for seditious libel is recognized as founding a tradition of freedom of the press in the American colonies.  Zenger was the publisher of the New York Weekly Journal, a political paper in colonial New York.   For...

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