The old man who died in the Mt St Helens eruption was once sunk by a U-boat, smuggled booze, threw his ex-wife into a lake during arguments, got park rangers drunk, impersonated game wardens, assaulted taxmen, hated hippies, chased off a Supreme Court Justice and died with his cats on a volcano en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
A school principal once made a student who'd gotten into trouble sit in the basement & read the U.S. Constitution as punishment. That student (who committed the Constitution to memory as a result) was Thurgood Marshall, who went on to become the first Black Supreme Court justice. uscourts.gov/educational-…
Today I learned of Boudica, a Celtic queen who led a revolt against Roman rule in ancient Britain in A.D. Boudica’s forces had massacred some 70,000 Romans and pro-Roman Britons and though her rebellion failed, she is celebrated today as a national heroine and an embodiment of the struggle for justice. history.com/news/who-was-…
"An eye for an eye" is Hammurabi (the sixth king of the First Babylonian dynasty of the Amorite tribe) code of laws. It would be set punishments to meet the requirements of justice. ushistory.org/civ/4c.asp
The Anarchist logo isthe mixture of "A" for anarkhia "without ruler/authority" and "O" for "order and organization". Which is a reference to Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's quote "as man seeks justice in equality, so society seeks order in anarchy" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Today I learned of the 1998 Cavalese Cable Car Massacre. 20 people were killed when a US Marine jet cut the cable of a cable car in Italy while flying too low. The pilot was found not guilty by the United States, but later found guilty of obstruction of justice for destroying a video recorded inside the plane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cav…
The flag of Paraguay is the only flag to have 2 sides, on one side Paraguay's coat of arms (As shown here) and on the other a lion sitting in front of a pole mounted by a cap with the national motto, Paz y Justicia (Peace and Justice worldatlas.com/flags/para…
The design of the Hall of Justice from the Super Friends TV show was inspired by the Cincinnati Union Terminal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
In 17th century England a bastardized, ungrammatical version of French was used in the courts. In 1631 it was recorded that a prisoner "puis son condemnation ject un brickbat a le dit justice, que narrowly mist" - after being condemned he threw a piece of brick at the judge but narrowly missed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
During the French Revolution , Robespierre law of 22 Prairial, year II (June 10, 1794), streamlined revolutionary justice, denying the accused any effective right to self-defense and eliminating all sentences other than acquittal or death. Leading to almost 800 execution/month britannica.com/place/Fran…
, Shon Hopwood turned his criminal past into a life which now benefits prison reform, criminal justice reform and law enforcement reform by teaching law at Georgetown Law School. leadingauthorities.com/sp…
Today I learned of the California case Lodi v. Lodi, where a man sued himself, represented himself, and won by default after he failed to show up. The court wrote that β€œit is hard to imagine a more even-handed application of justice,”. loweringthebar.net/2011/0…
In 2001 Stan Lee was given the opportunity to re-imagine DC's Justice League and he made Batman black, Wonder Woman Hispanic and The Flash a teenage girl. indianexpress.com/article…
Ulysses S. Grant created the Department of Justice, ratified the Fifteenth Amendment and asked for Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1871, enabling him to combat and prosecute the Ku Klux Klan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
The lone dissenting justice in Plessy v. Ferguson (the case that made β€œseparate but equal” constitutional) wrote in his dissent that the case would eventually be considered as historically harmful. law.cornell.edu/supremeco…
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White was a star running back in the National Football League was also awarded two bronze stars during WWII as well as being Rhodes Scholar, and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byr…
A principal once punished a mischievous student by making him read the U.S. Constitution in a basement until he could recite it. The student, Thurgood Marshall, would go on to become the first black associate Justice of the Supreme Court govinfo.gov/content/pkg/C…
Not only did then-future Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist & Sandra Day O'Connor date during their time at Stanford Law School, but he actually asked her to marry him as well. She turned down his proposal. 30 years later, however, they found themselves serving on the Court together. npr.org/2018/10/31/662293…
Maya Moore, the best women’s basketball player in the world, retired early to fight for criminal justice reform. She helped overturn a wrongly convicted man who served 22 years of a 50-year sentence. His name is Jonathan Irons. time.com/5770359/wnba-may…
Today I learned of β€œmovie day”, when Supreme Court Justices watched pornography while eating popcorn during the obscenity trials of the 1960s & 70s. corporate.findlaw.com/lit…
William O. Douglas, the longest serving US Supreme Court Justice, tried to continue serving as a Justice after his retirement. The 9 sitting Justices had to write a letter informing him that his retirement had ended his duties on the court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who grew up in Brooklyn, had no hint of an accent when she testified there as a lawyer in 1975. Now that she is a Justice, her accent has returned. time.com/ruth-bader-ginsb…
A man was arrested because he was pissed off at Bank of America for freezing his account leaving him peniless, that he placed a bag of his own urine and fish bait to rot into their Safety Deposit Box as a form of justice. reviewjournal.com/news/an…
Today I learned of Leo Burt an American man indicted in connection with the August 24, 1970 Sterling Hall bombing at the University of Wisconsin. He has been a fugitive from justice since 1970 and his status and whereabouts unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
The guy who played Marvin in 'Pulp Fiction' (Phil LaMarr) is the voice actor for Hermes Conrad in 'Futurama', Ollie Williams in 'Family Guy', Green Lantern in 'Justice League' and over 250 other characters. greatbigstory.com/stories…
US Supreme Court Justices have a security and bodyguard service called the "Supreme Court Police". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Today I learned about Lifespring, a massive cult in the 1970s and 80s that attracted many prominent people to their new age workshops. Clarence Thomas(US Supreme Court Justice) wife was a member and has become a vocal activist against cults since her experience en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
The last time the number of Justices on the US Supreme court was changed, was in 1869 because of the Judiciary Act of 1869 which set the court to 9 justices, which has been the number of justices ever since en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Today I learned of Louis IX, the only canonized French king and namesake of St. Louis. He ruled during the 13th c. and is most remembered for justice reform, like presumed innocence, bailiffs, and appeals. He began a golden age for France in Medieval Europe and he arbitrated many disputes between other kings. britannica.com/biography/…
In Indian law, some Hindu deities have a legal personhood and are able to hold property and sue in justice indianexpress.com/article…
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve as a justice on the United States Supreme Court in September 21, 1981 with a vote of 99-0. She retired on January 31, 2006. history.com/topics/us-gov…
Lucy Lawless is fascinated by the criminal justice system, and goes to court on her days off to sit in the witness gallery and observe trials in progress. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/w…
Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's then-fiancee Vivian Burey, upon meeting his family after they were engaged, was warned by Marshall's uncle to avoid Marshall because he was a bum, and would "always be a bum." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viv…
Jim Garrison, the Attorney that investigated JFKs assassination, has a Cameo in Oliver Stones "JFK" as Earl Warren (Chief Justice of the USA). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
The US Supreme Court does not have a specified number of justices in the Constitution. constitutioncenter.org/bl…
Okinori Kaya, who was sentenced as a war criminal after WW2, was appointed as Japan's Minister of Justice 1963 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oki…
After her husband was executed by the King of France, Jeanne de Clisson set off on a quest of piracy and bloody justice. She would personally behead any aristocrats on board captures ships with her ax. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
George Washington appointed John Rutledge as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court while the Senate was on recess. The Senate refused to confirm Rutledge, making him the first and only Supreme Court Justice unseated by the Senate. He then attempted suicide, but was rescued by two slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Jimmy Carter is the only US President to have served a full term and not appoint a Supreme Court Justice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1970 the mafia successfully had the words "Mafia" removed from official US Justice Dept documents, The Godfather movie script and for Macy's to stop selling "The Godfather Game". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was part of the Navy codebreaking team that, in 1943, fatally targeted the flight of Japanese Admiral Yamamoto, the architect of the Pearl Harbor attack. In 1932, Stevens witnessed Babe Ruth's called-shot home run in the Yankees-Cubs World Series. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Disney World has the power to establish schools, form their own criminal justice system and construct a nuclear power plant, although they have not chosen to do that yet. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
In 2017 Department of Justice charged that money used to produce Dumb and Dumber To was stolen from a Malaysian government investment fund. Prosecutors filed a Forfeiture Complaint in federal court to seize ownership rights of the movie as well as the rights to the Daddy's Home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
Louisville's Brandeis School of Law has the name of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. It also has his body: he's buried underneath it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Today I learned that John Jay was administered his oath of office as Chief Justice of the SCOTUS by Richard Morris, Chief Justice of the NY Supreme Court, successor of Jay on that Court, and predecessor of Robert Yates, the likely author of the Brutus Antifederalists essays. supremecourt.gov/about/oa…
The Chinese justice system has a conviction rate of 99.9% en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is married to a member of the British aristocracy. His wife, Joanna, is the youngest daughter of John Hare, also known as the 1st Viscount Blakenham. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
There was a practice called Posthumous Execution where a dead body was mutilated as punishment. It was performed to show that even in death, one cannot escape justice. Eg. Vlad the Impaler was beheaded following his assassination, Rasputin was exhumed from the ground and burned with gasoline. wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthu…
Today I learned about Ranavalona I (born Rabodoandrianampoinimerina (also called Ramavo) a queen of Madagascar in the 1800s. Her system of civil justice killed at least 2.5 M people, effectively halving the population. historicmysteries.com/que…
The U.S. has control over an island in the Indian Ocean which it got from the British who took it from Mauritius. It has a base on the island is named 'Footprint of Freedom' and the name of its camp is 'Camp Justice' while original inhabitants of the island are displaced from their homeland youtu.be/e1EymGBTl-A

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