Historical

Court History: The Switch in Time That Saved Nine

Court History: The Switch in Time That Saved Nine

The Supreme Court has always had nine justices, and it always will, right? Well, not necessarily. The US Constitution doesn’t specify how many seats the Supreme Court needs to have, and there have been times when US presidents have considered adding more justices to the court to correct what they …

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The 7 Wildest Lawsuits of All Time

The 7 Wildest Lawsuits of All Time

The legal system is serious business–most of the time, anyway. Here are some of the wildest, most frivolous, and shocking lawsuits ever filed. In some cases, the plaintiff actually won! That’s Why They Call It a Footlong In 2016, a teenager decided to measure his Subway sandwich to ensure that …

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Biased Bench? California Supreme Court Consistently Unanimous

Biased Bench? California Supreme Court Consistently Unanimous

Concern is rising over possible internal bias within the California Supreme Court, which has ruled consistently unanimous over the past year, even when deliberating on particularly contentious cases. Is the California Supreme Court becoming biased? In terms of diversity, the composition of the California Supreme Court is as pluralistic as …

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Class Action History: Enron Securities Scandal

Class Action History: Enron Securities Scandal

Formed in 1985, Enron was an energy company that was based in Houston, Texas. Founder Kenneth Lay was able to use accounting loopholes, financial mis-reporting and special purpose entities to hide billions of dollars in debt the company was floating, making Enron look significantly more profitable than it actually was. …

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