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James JoyceAug 7, 1934

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Louis BuchalterMay 9, 1941

Earl WarrenSep 30, 1953

Ezra PoundApr 18, 1958

Margaret Smith CourtSep 9, 1962

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Court - Historical Events
Date Event
607-08-01

Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).

758-06-11

Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.

1167-12-15

Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.

1260-05-21

Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire sends his envoy Hao Jing and two other advisors to the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong of Song; while attempting to negotiate with the Song in order to resolve their conflict, Hao Jing and his fellow emissaries are imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao.

1276-06-14

While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for the young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song.

1397-04-17

Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury starts.

1460-05-09

Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings

1540-03-19

Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"

1540-06-24

English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court

1606-08-07

Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.

1612-10-28

Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I

1630-10-19

In Boston the 1st general court is held

1639-12-03

1st annulment by court decree passes

1641-03-16

General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution

1644-03-19

200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide in loyalty to the Emperor

1651-12-25

Massachusetts General Court ordered a five shilling fine for "observing any such day as Christmas"

1674-07-19

Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer

1682-05-01

Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory

1682-05-06

Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

1692-05-27

Court of Oyer and Terminer established by Governor of Massachusetts to hear accussations of witchcraft

1692-10-29

Court of Oyer and Terminer convened for Salem witch trials dissolved

1737-07-31

Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court

1753-03-25

Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia

1772-06-22

Somerset v Stewart UK court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encourages abolitionist movement

1778-01-20

1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass

1779-12-23

Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct

1780-01-15

Continental Congress establishes court of appeals

1781-03-15

Battle of Guilford Court House, SC (British suffer heavy losses)

1789-06-20

Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken

1789-09-24

US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court

1789-10-05

French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.

1790-02-01

Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)

1792-12-26

During trial of French King Louis XVI court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze

1794-01-11

Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.

1795-07-01

John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of US Supreme Court

1803-02-24

Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)

1804-11-30

Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins

1809-02-20

US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state

1816-03-20

US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions

1837-03-03

Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9

1841-03-09

US Supreme Court rules the kidnapped slaves from the Spanish schooner the Amistad are free

1843-01-04

Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens

1849-11-16

A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.

1855-02-24

US Court of Claims forms for cases against government

1857-03-06

Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens

1861-05-25

John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ

1861-06-01

1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va

1861-09-01

Skirmishes at Boone Court House WV & Blue Creek WV

1862-05-27

Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station)

1863-03-31

Battle of Grand Gulf MS & Dinwiddie Court House VA

1863-10-09

Battle of Brady Station, VA (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)

1864-05-08

Battle of Spotslyvania Court House begins

1864-05-10

Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia

1865-04-09

US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

1866-06-11

The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India.

1869-04-10

Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9

1871-06-20

Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford Miss

1871-11-28

Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina

1874-07-29

Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court

1876-02-14

A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor

1878-01-14

US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional

1879-03-03

1st female lawyer heard by US Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)

1883-10-15

Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional

1883-11-03

US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can't be Americans

1888-09-25

Royal Court Theatre, London, opens

1894-08-27

Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court

1894-12-22

French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)

1896-05-18

US Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)

1900-06-29

The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity

1900-08-15

In China, the Empress and some of her family, the court, and retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to put down the Boxer Rebellion

1901-07-22

British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case

1902-03-10

A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

1902-05-22

US President Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague

1902-12-08

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court

1903-10-06

The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.

1904-01-04

In 'Gonzales v Williams', the US Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may not be refused admission into continental United States; not until 1917 will citizenship rights be granted

1904-03-14

In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign

1905-04-17

US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional

1905-04-17

The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

1905-07-10

Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court

1907-11-08

In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'

1908-02-03

Supreme Court rules a union boycott violates Sherman Antitrust Act

1908-02-24

In 'Muller v Oregon', the US Supreme Court favors an Oregon law limiting maximum hours a woman may work and denies that it curtails 'liberty of contract'

1910-09-07

In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between Newfoundland (still seperate from Canada) and the US

1911-05-15

Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil (Sherman Antitrust Act)

1911-10-04

1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)

1913-03-14

South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Moslem and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid

1913-03-15

Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court

1914-12-04

Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court

1915-06-21

The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.

1916-01-28

1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson

1916-07-01

British court martial (Easter uprising)

1916-08-23

Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years

1917-03-19

US Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees

1917-11-05

Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Lousiville, Kenticky, ordinance requiring blacks & whites to live in separate areas

1918-06-03

US Supreme Court in Hammer v. Dagenhart rules child labor laws unconstitutional

1920-06-25

League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague

1920-12-13

League of nations establishes Intl Court of Justice in The Hague

1921-12-21

Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing unconstitutional

1922-02-27

Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote

1922-05-29

US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws

1922-12-19

Theresa Vaughn, 24, confessed in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countris

1923-03-03

US Senate rejects membership of the International Court of Justice, The Hague

1923-03-14

German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP (Nazi party)

1925-01-08

1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas

1925-02-13

US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult

1925-12-17

Col William "Billy" Mitchell court-martialed for insubordination

1926-01-27

US Senate agrees to join World Court

1926-03-31

German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands

1926-05-28

US Customs Court created by congress

1927-01-15

The Tennessee Supreme Court overturns (on a technicality) John T Scopes' guilty verdict for teaching evolution — but the law itself remains in force

1927-05-16

Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax

1929-03-02

Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals

1929-04-08

Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

1930-05-26

Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution

1930-08-06

Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC

1930-09-01

NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater

1933-03-04

Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.

1934-05-02

Nazi-Germany begins People's court

1934-08-07

US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"

1935-03-22

Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)

1935-05-27

Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional

1935-11-05

Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of Maryland to admit Donald Murray, a black man

1936-06-18

1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI

1936-07-23

Anthony M Kennedy, Sacramento CA, Supreme Court Justice

1937-02-05

FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed

1937-07-22

Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

1939-02-27

Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes

1939-06-06

NY supreme court justice J F Crater legally declared dead

1941-02-03

Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets min wages & max hrs

1941-05-09

Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders

1942-12-21

US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal

1944-04-03

US Supreme Court (Smith v Allwright) "white primaries" unconstitutional

1945-02-07

Harry Truman appoints Irwin C Mollison judge of US Customs Court

1945-10-20

Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens trial ofNuremberg

1945-12-12

Special Court of justice convicts Dutch Nazi leader Mussert to death

1946-06-07

US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel

1946-07-16

US court martials 46 SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau

1946-08-06

US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

1946-09-12

Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels

1947-08-04

The Supreme Court of Japan is established.

1948-01-12

US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)

1948-03-08

US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that relgious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional

1948-04-18

International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands

1948-05-04

The Hague Court of Justice convicts Nazi SS officer in the Netherlands Hans Rauter of Crimes against Humanity (executed 24 March 1949)

1948-08-12

Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment

1948-10-01

California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages

1949-01-12

Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter

1949-04-09

UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages

1950-06-05

US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation

1951-01-15

Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest

1953-02-20

US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling

1953-06-08

Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court

1953-06-17

Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary

1953-09-30

Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

1953-11-09

Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws

1953-11-19

US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

1954-05-17

Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 "separate but equal" Plessy Vs Ferguson decision

1954-09-27

1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush

1955-05-31

US Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"

1955-11-07

Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas

1956-01-06

Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group

1956-06-05

Fed court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Const

1956-08-17

Federal Constitutional Court bans the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in West Germany

1956-10-15

William J Brennan Jr appointed to US Supreme Court

1956-10-16

William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1956-11-13

US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional

1957-02-25

Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport

1957-03-06

Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave

1957-06-24

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States.

1958-04-18

A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

1958-09-12

US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate

1958-10-07

Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court

1959-06-11

Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)

1960-03-24

US appeals court rules novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover" not obscene

1960-04-28

Elena Kagan, New York, US Supreme Court Judge

1961-01-23

Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films

1961-06-19

US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God

1961-08-09

James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court

1961-08-30

1st Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons

1961-08-30

J B Parsons is 1st African American judge of a US District Court

1961-10-10

Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court

1962-02-26

US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation

1962-03-26

Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state leg

1962-06-25

Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional

1962-09-09

76th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)

1962-09-24

US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss

1962-10-15

Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court

1962-10-16

Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1963-06-17

Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools

1963-09-08

77th US Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Smith Court (75 64)

1964-02-17

US Supreme court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)

1964-03-09

Supreme Court issues NY Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel & recover damages

1964-05-18

Supreme Court rules unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years

1964-05-25

Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitut

1964-07-04

71st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Court (64 79 63)

1965-05-24

Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional

1965-06-07

The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.

1965-08-12

Elizabeth Lane becomes first female British supreme court justice

1966-01-27

Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966

1966-03-21

US preme Court reverses Mass ruling that "Fanny Hill" is obscene

1966-03-25

US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional

1966-06-13

Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights

1967-06-12

US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages

1967-06-13

Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice

1967-10-02

Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

1968-06-18

Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing

1968-06-21

Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

1968-11-12

Epperson v. Arkansas in US Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional

1969-03-15

US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns

1969-04-07

Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material

1969-05-15

Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court

1969-06-16

Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House

1969-06-23

Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice

1969-06-23

Twenty-four Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district appeared in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; it is alleged that they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police in the Graaff-Reinet district in the Cape Province

1969-09-07

83rd US Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2 6-2)

1969-09-07

US amateur Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60)

1969-10-29

Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation "at once"

1969-11-24

Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial

1970-01-19

Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)

1970-03-02

Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years

1970-03-31

Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee

1970-04-08

Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court

1970-05-12

Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court

1970-05-14

Harry A Blackmun appointed to Supreme Court

1970-05-28

Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

1970-06-09

Harry A Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1970-06-22

Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional

1970-09-13

84th US Womens Tennis: M Smith Court beats Rosemary Casals (62 26 61)

1971-04-07

WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals

1971-04-14

Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation

1971-04-20

US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation

1971-05-29

Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61

1971-06-21

Intl Court of Justice asks South-Africa to pull out of Namibia

1971-06-22

a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States.

1971-06-28

US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

1971-10-21

William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan

1971-11-30

The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights

1971-12-06

Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice

1971-12-09

Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to Supreme Court

1971-12-10

William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice

1972-01-07

Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1972-01-07

William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1972-02-18

California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty

1972-03-21

US Supreme Court rules states can't require 1-yr residency to vote

1972-05-26

In the Republic of Ireland, the Special Criminal Court is re-instituted to deal with crimes arising out of the Northern Ireland conflict; as part of the measures trial by jury is suspended.

1972-06-18

US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws

1972-06-29

Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel & unusual

1973-01-01

47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75)

1973-01-15

4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court

1973-01-22

Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions

1973-05-13

Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif

1973-05-14

US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military

1973-06-04

43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64)

1973-06-23

World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific

1973-06-28

New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone after France's refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an 'honourable' one

1973-09-08

87th US Women's Tennis: M S Court beats E Goolagong Cawley (76 57 62)

1973-11-26

Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape

1974-07-24

Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes

1975-06-16

Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation

1975-09-08

Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools

1975-10-20

Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning

1975-11-12

Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years

1975-12-17

John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court

1975-12-19

John Paul Stevens becomes a US Supreme Court Justice

1976-03-31

NJ Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator

1976-07-02

Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual

1976-07-13

Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)

1976-10-04

Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers

1976-11-10

Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore

1977-04-14

Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license

1977-04-20

Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses

1977-05-23

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell

1977-06-06

Supreme Court tosses out automatic death penalty laws

1977-06-27

5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise

1977-06-28

Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers

1977-06-29

Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults

1977-10-12

US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School

1978-04-07

US Court of Appeals upholds Commissioner Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976

1978-04-25

Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more

1978-06-12

David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life

1978-06-28

Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected

1978-07-03

US Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"

1978-07-04

Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order

1978-07-13

Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years

1978-09-26

NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms

1979-01-09

Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses

1979-02-06

Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto

1979-03-27

US Supreme Court rules 8-1 that cops can't randomly stop cars

1979-06-27

Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities

1979-09-01

LA Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask

1979-11-11

Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center

1979-12-15

World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all US hostages

1980-03-20

US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran

1980-05-24

Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages

1980-06-16

US Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents

1980-07-18

Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women

1980-10-14

Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

1981-03-23

Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men

1981-03-23

Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions

1981-06-18

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on US Supreme Court)

1981-06-25

Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional

1981-07-07

Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court

1981-07-08

Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)

1981-09-07

Judge Wapner & People's Court premier on TV

1981-09-15

US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court

1981-09-21

Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice

1981-09-22

Sandra Day O'Connor appointed to Supreme Court

1981-09-25

Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

1982-06-15

Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education

1982-06-24

US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office

1983-01-10

NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver

1983-01-25

China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life

1983-05-24

Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students

1983-06-15

Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion

1983-06-23

US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions

1983-07-06

Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less

1983-08-02

US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination

1984-01-04

"Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV

1984-01-11

Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family

1984-01-17

Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

1984-01-19

California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital

1984-03-05

Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene

1984-05-07

$180m out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit

1984-05-10

Intl Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua

1984-06-11

US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally

1984-06-27

Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts

1984-07-03

Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members

1984-07-05

Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials

1984-09-26

Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit

1985-01-18

US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise

1985-06-04

Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law

1985-08-23

Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games

1986-03-25

Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes

1986-03-31

English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead

1986-06-04

Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court

1986-06-27

World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal

1986-06-30

Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)

1986-07-02

US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings

1986-07-07

Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law

1986-09-25

Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court

1986-09-26

Antonin Scalia, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1986-09-26

William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court

1987-02-25

US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action

1987-03-25

Supreme Court rules women/minorities may get jobs if less qualified

1987-04-16

British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London charged with gross indecency.

1987-05-26

US Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail

1987-06-19

Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation

1987-06-26

Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement

1987-06-27

Supreme Court Justice Powell retires

1987-07-01

Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate

1987-08-21

Clayton Lonetree, 1st US marine court-martialed for spying, convicted

1987-10-24

Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate

1987-11-05

Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admitted using marijuana

1987-11-11

Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court

1988-01-13

Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays & other expressive activities

1988-01-27

Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court

1988-01-28

Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional

1988-02-10

3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in SF strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)

1988-02-11

Anthony M Kennedy appointed to US Supreme Court

1988-02-18

Anthony M Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1988-05-16

US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant

1988-06-13

US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist

1988-06-20

Supreme Court upholds a law that made it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women & minorities

1988-09-09

US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose

1988-10-02

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections

1988-10-18

Israel's supreme court uphold's ban on Kahane`s Kach Party as racist

1988-10-23

Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate

1988-12-28

US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism

1989-01-23

Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court

1989-02-10

To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court

1989-02-26

California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs

1989-03-09

Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court

1989-03-22

US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate

1989-03-28

New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court

1989-04-07

NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules

1989-05-01

US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non- discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting

1989-06-21

Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression

1989-06-26

Supreme Court rules 16 year olds can receive death penalty

1989-07-03

US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions

1989-09-17

NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)

1989-09-19

Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)

1989-11-18

Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

1990-01-09

Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses

1990-04-05

Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

1990-04-16

Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977

1990-04-18

Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines

1990-04-18

Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home

1990-04-26

NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case

1990-05-17

European court rules pension rights for both men & women

1990-06-11

Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag unconstitutional

1990-06-14

Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional

1990-06-25

Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known

1990-07-20

Justice William Brennan resigns from Supreme Court after 36 years

1990-09-27

Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court

1990-10-02

US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court

1990-10-09

David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1991-02-05

A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides

1991-02-09

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case

1991-03-14

English Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment

1991-03-20

Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney

1991-03-20

Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus

1991-04-01

US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race

1991-05-23

US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion

1991-05-30

Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable

1991-08-07

Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents

1991-10-15

Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)

1991-10-16

US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case

1991-10-23

Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

1991-12-20

A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.

1992-01-15

Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum

1992-02-26

Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion

1992-04-06

US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography

1992-04-09

US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drugs

1992-04-14

Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft

1992-05-13

Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV

1992-05-18

Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs

1992-06-22

Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights

1992-06-26

Supreme Court rules fund soliciting can be banned at airports

1993-02-02

Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song

1993-03-09

Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

1993-03-19

US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire

1993-07-29

Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible

1993-08-13

US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail

1994-01-25

Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court

1994-03-07

The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.

1994-04-06

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns

1994-04-19

Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender

1994-06-15

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1994-07-12

Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins

1994-07-18

Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights

1994-08-02

NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure

1994-08-12

Stephen G Breyer, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1995-04-24

Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

1995-12-13

US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations

1995-12-15

The European Communities Court of Justice hands down the "Bosman ruling", giving EU footballers the right to a free transfer at the end of their contracts, with the provision that they are transferring from one UEFA Federation to another.

1996-06-12

3 Phila Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet

1996-07-29

The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.

1997-02-05

OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.

1997-03-19

US Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments

1997-05-22

Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.

1997-06-25

Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop

1997-06-26

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law

1997-06-26

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban

1997-06-26

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment

1997-08-14

Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh

1997-11-05

French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

1998-02-23

Supreme Court lets Megan's Law stand

1998-03-04

Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.

1998-05-26

The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

1998-06-25

In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

1998-08-20

The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

1998-11-01

The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.

1998-11-20

A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

1999-03-08

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

1999-04-12

US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.

2000-06-28

Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.

2000-06-29

Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'

2000-07-20

Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.

2000-11-07

Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.

2000-12-12

The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore

2001-01-31

In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

2001-02-20

The United States Supreme Court declines to consider an appeal by five major oil companies against Unocal's patent on production of cleaner "reformulated" gasoline sold in California

2001-05-29

U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

2001-06-27

The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.

2001-08-01

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.

2002-07-01

The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

2002-07-15

Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

2003-03-11

The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.

2003-06-26

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

2003-08-22

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

2003-10-31

A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.

2004-05-14

The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.

2005-03-23

The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.

2005-04-14

The U.S. Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.

2005-06-06

The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

2005-06-27

AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.

2005-12-20

US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

2006-06-29

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

2006-10-24

Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.

2006-11-24

Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.

2007-01-15

Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.

2007-04-18

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.

2007-11-03

Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

2007-12-11

Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.

2008-05-10

Philippine court acquits Imelda Marcos in a 17-year-old case of 32 counts of illegal transfer of wealth totaling $863 million in Swiss bank accounts.

2008-05-15

California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

2008-05-23

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.

2008-06-26

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.

2009-03-04

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.

2010-09-09

A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983

2012-08-24

Both Apple and Samsung are found guilty of patent infringement in a South Korean court

2012-09-16

Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike

2012-10-11

A US appeal court overturns a district court ruling banning the sale of Samsung

2013-03-30

Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court

2013-04-03

46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan

2014-05-23

Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria

2014-11-11

An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake

2016-02-09

Supreme Court blocks Obama climate change rules

2016-02-17

Apple Chief Calls Court Order to Unlock iPhone 'Unprecedented Step'

2016-02-25

Apple Asks Court to Vacate Order to Unlock iPhone

2016-03-13

Turkish court orders ban on Facebook, Twitter after blast: broadcasters

2016-04-27

Prince 'did not leave will', sister Tyka Nelson tells court

2016-05-19

Donald Trump Releases List of Possible Supreme Court Picks

2016-06-15

Led Zeppelin appear in court over Stairway to Heaven dispute

2016-11-03

Court to rule on whether London needs parliament to trigger EU exit

2016-11-16

Dakota Access pipeline firms seek court relief; protests spread

2017-02-10

US appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban

2017-03-07

Supreme Court Won't Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights

2017-04-05

LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules

2017-04-11

Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As 9th Justice On The Supreme Court

2017-04-15

Court blocks Arkansas from using lethal injection drug

2017-04-18

Arkansas execution delayed as Supreme Court refuses to overrule state court

2017-06-13

9th Circuit Appeals Court largely upholds block on Trump's revised travel ban

2018-02-09

Court rejects appeals by 47 Russians against Olympic bans

2018-06-05

Gay adoption fight looms after US Supreme Court's cake ruling

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Court - Notable Birthdays

bossuetSep 27, 1627

John MarshallSep 24, 1755

Oliver Wendell Holmes JrMar 8, 1841

Earl WarrenMar 19, 1891

Thurgood MarshallJul 2, 1908

Margaret Smith CourtJul 16, 1942

Court - Birthdays
Date Event
1600-09-03

Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk

1627-09-27

Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704)

1644-07-02

Abraham a Santa Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court vicar

1653-01-07

Bernhard Albinus, Germany, court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)

1691-05-17

Antoine Court, French reformed theologist

1696-03-27

Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)

1698-10-23

Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)

1715-01-29

Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist

1716-06-18

Joseph M Vien, French (court)painter

1720-01-04

Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist

1728-03-19

Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter

1745-04-29

Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice Supreme Court (1796-1800)

1752-12-06

Gabriel Duvall, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1844)

1755-09-24

John Marshall, Germantown Virginia, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)

1773-02-22

Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish (court)painter

1775-08-25

Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal (Court in Rio de Janeiro)

1778-02-22

Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter (Court of Death)

1779-09-18

Joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45)

1783-05-25

Philip Pendleton Barbour, Virginia politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1841)

1784-04-24

Peter Vivian Daniel, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1860)

1785-03-11

John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1861)

1786-01-07

John Catron, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1865)

1794-03-05

Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)

1803-08-18

Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)

1809-11-04

Benjamin Robbins Curtis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1874)

1815-03-09

David Davis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1886)

1816-04-05

Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1890)

1816-11-04

Stephen Johnson Field, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1899)

1820-03-09

Samuel Blatchford, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1893)

1820-05-23

Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891)

1830-10-24

Belva Bennett Lockwood, attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court)

1832-01-26

George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)

1833-06-01

John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)

1836-03-02

Henry Billings Brown, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1913)

1837-01-20

David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1910)

1841-03-08

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, Boston Massachusetts, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)

1849-04-17

William R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1923)

1854-07-19

Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer

1856-11-13

Louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)

1862-04-11

Charles Evans Hughs, 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41)

1866-03-17

Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)

1872-01-27

Learned Hand, Albany NY, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals)

1872-10-11

Harlan Fiske Stone, NH, Supreme Court (1925-41) Chief Justice (41-46)

1872-11-04

Sol Horowitz, Disorder in the Court

1876-12-01

George Creel, Saved by the Juvenile Court

1877-08-11

Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d.1954)

1879-05-02

James F. Byrnes, American statesman, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1972)

1882-07-16

Shep Camp, Hampton Court Palace

1882-11-15

Felix Frankfurter, Vienna, Austria, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62)

1884-01-22

Felix Adler, Disorder in the Court

1886-02-27

Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)

1886-07-11

Eric Cowley, Hampton Court Palace

1886-08-14

Charles Leahy, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

1888-06-22

Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)

1888-9-03

C. Court Treatt, Stampede

1889-04-12

Nick Baskovitch, Disorder in the Court

1890-01-22

Fred M Vinson, Ky, 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)

1890-12-21

Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)

1891-03-19

Earl Warren, Los Angeles California, Governor of California/14th supreme court chief justice (1953-69)

1891-05-27

Addy Britt, The Night Court

1892-02-13

Robert Houghwout Jackson, 84th Supreme Court justice (1941-54)

1893-08-19

Marie Manley, Aired in Court

1894-08-27

Charles Meredith, Knoxville Pa, actor (Court of Last Resort)

1895-07-10

Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/member High Court

1898-10-16

William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75)

1899-05-20

John M Harlan, Chicago, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71)

1901-02-22

Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)

1902-11-09

Anthony Asquith, British director (Carrington V C (Court martial))

1904-07-04

William Meader, Court Martial

1905-08-08

Reginald Lal Singh, Court Martial

1905-08-09

Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice

1906-04-25

William J Brennan Jr, NJ, 92nd Supreme Court judge (1956-90) [or 8/25]

1906-08-25

William J Brennan, Newark, supreme court justice (1957-90) [or 4/25]

1907-02-05

Ben Gershman, Small Claims Court

1907-09-17

Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)

1907-09-19

Lewis F Powell Jr, Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)

1908-04-08

Neil Lawson, British high court judge

1908-04-16

Hal Rand, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

1908-06-05

Jack Jacob, senior master (British Supreme Court)

1908-07-02

Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore Maryland, 1st black Supreme Court justice (1967-91), (d. 1993)

1908-08-08

Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)

1908-11-12

Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)

1910-03-22

Herbert Rudley, The Court Jester

1910-11-14

Tony Cirillo, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

1911-02-23

G Mennen Williams, Detroit, Sup Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60)

1911-9-29

Charles Court, Nickel Queen

1912-05-10

Edward Gardner, Queen's Court/MP

1913-08-13

Melvin Frank, The Court Jester

1913-10-07

Noel Drayton, The Court Jester

1913-11-22

Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)

1914-02-11

Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam

1914-02-13

Court Shepard, Alaska Passage

1914-04-20

Sadhona Bose, The Court Dancer: Raj Narkati

1914-04-21

Norman Panama, The Court Jester

1914-11-04

Court Benson, View from the Villa

1914-12-19

Don Downen, Midnight Court

1915-01-23

Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)

1915-05-06

John Arnold, British high court judge

1916-01-24

Gene Mako, Kings of the Court

1916-03-26

Vic Schoen, The Court Jester

1916-08-25

Al De Caprio, The Court Martial

1916-10-13

Sanford Spillman, Night Court U.S.A.

1917-03-26

Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England)

1917-05-24

Derek Hodgson, British high court judge

1917-05-30

Tom McKee, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

1917-06-08

Byron R Whizzer White, Ft Collins, NFLer/Supreme Court Just (1962-93)

1918-03-04

Margaret Osbourne, Queens of the Court

1918-06-13

Percy Rodrigues, Court Martial

1919-08-06

Pauline Betz, Queens of the Court

1919-11-15

Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People's Court)

1919-11-15

Joseph A. Wapner, Animal Court

1920-03-11

Benjamin Ferencz, The International Criminal Court

1920-04-12

Frank Meservey, The Court Jester

1920-04-14

John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court Justice

1920-04-20

John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )

1920-06-20

Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge

1920-06-26

Michael Eastham, high court judge

1920-08-05

Selma Diamond, London Ontario, comedienne (Selma-Night Court)

1921-03-21

Charles Hart, Juvenile Court

1921-10-08

Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist

1922-01-20

Don Mankiewicz, Court Martial

1922-05-11

Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist

1922-06-08

Allan Ramsay, Juvenile Court

1922-07-22

Pat Todd, Queens of the Court

1923-01-23

Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)

1924-01-31

Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge

1924-02-16

Peter Webster, British High Court Judge

1924-09-24

Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge

1924-10-01

William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987- )

1924-10-12

Will Berthold, Court Martial

1924-12-06

Douglas C. Jones, The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer

1924-12-12

Edward I Koch, NYC, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1977-89)/judge (People's Court), (d. 2013)

1924-12-12

Ed Koch, The People's Court

1925-03-22

Gerard Hoffnung, The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra

1925-04-06

John Knox, British supreme court justice

1925-06-20

Doris Hart, Queens of the Court

1925-08-01

Jack Kramer, actor (Kings of the Court)

1925-09-25

Silvana Pampanini, Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner)

1925-10-12

Fons Jansen, news reader/Dutch cabaretier (court jester of beliefs)

1925-11-17

Rusty Burrell, Animal Court

1925-11-21

Loretta Daye, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

1926-02-10

Hazel Court, The Masque of the Red Death

1926-05-08

Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d.2011)

1926-05-09

Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)

1926-12-18

Noelle Middleton, Court Martial

1927-03-01

Robert Heron Bork, judge, nominated for supreme court, (d. 2012)

1927-06-19

Robert Bishop, Court Martial

1927-10-29

Frank Sedgman, Kings of the Court

1929-01-10

Klaus Kammer, Court Martial

1929-07-16

Michael Morland, High court judge

1930-01-26

Anne Macfarlane, Master (Court of Protection)

1930-03-26

Sandra Day O'Connor, Texas, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- )

1930-05-24

Ivor Richardson, Judge (NZ Court of Appeals)

1931-04-19

Denis Henry, British high court judge

1931-10-06

Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)

1932-12-02

Raymond Court, Seelische Grausamkeit

1933-03-16

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, justice (US Supreme Court)

1933-05-28

Philip Otton, high court judge

1933-09-17

Desmond Fennell, British high court judge

1933-11-19

Jerry Sheindlin, The People's Court

1934-04-19

John Roch, high court judge

1934-05-08

Leonard Hoffmann, high court judge

1934-06-10

Paul Gibson, British high court judge

1934-06-11

Anthony Evans, British high court judge

1934-10-02

Richard Scott, British high court judge

1936-03-11

Antonin Scalia, Trenton NJ, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986- )

1936-04-26

Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge

1936-07-23

Anthony M Kennedy, California, 106th Supreme Court justice (1988- )

1936-11-02

Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice

1937-02-10

Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

1937-03-20

Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge

1937-04-03

Simon Brown, British high court judge

1937-04-13

Peter M Harris, Official Solicitor (Supreme Court)

1937-08-27

Mark Potter, British court judge

1938-03-11

Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge

1938-06-19

John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge

1938-07-21

Janet Reno, Dark Knight Court

1938-08-14

Stuart McKinnon, high court judge

1938-08-15

Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court justice

1939-04-26

Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge

1939-09-17

David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )

1939-10-05

Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist

1939-11-06

Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino Supreme Court jurist

1939-12-17

Charles V Bush, Washington, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), (d. 2012)

1940-05-15

Paul Rudd, Boston Mass, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court)

1941-04-17

Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director (Royal Court Theatre)

1941-06-19

Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist

1942-07-06

Raymond Depardon, The 10th Judicial Court: Judicial Hearings

1942-07-16

Margaret Smith Court, Perth Australia, tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins)

1942-07-16

Margaret Court, Episode #1.1

1942-07-28

Geraldine Court, All My Children

1942-12-22

Dick Parry, Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court

1943-01-13

Richard Moll, Cal, actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor)

1943-07-28

Richard Wright, Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court

1943-10-21

Paula Kelly, Jacksonville Fla, American dancer and actress (Liz-Night Court)

1944-03-21

Johnnie Eisen, Kate's Day in Court

1947-11-25

John Larroquette, New Orleans LA, actor (Dan Fielding-Night Court)

1948-06-23

Clarence Thomas, Savannah Ga, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- )

1949-04-02

Pamela Reed, Tacoma WA, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court)

1949-08-07

Tim Renwick, Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court

1949-12-23

Reinhold Weege, Night Court

1950-04-01

Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

1950-05-18

Istvan Szimhar, A Kid in King Arthur's Court

1950-11-04

Markie Post, [Marjorie], Palo Alto Cal, actr (Christine-Night Court)

1950-9-01

L. Travis Clark, The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson

1952-01-29

Court Miller, Cat's Eye

1952-04-27

Larry Elder, Moral Court

1952-06-04

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, The International Criminal Court

1952-07-06

George Athans, Shades of Love: Sunset Court

1952-10-14

Harry Anderson, Newport RI, actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court)

1954-03-05

Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)

1957-9-17

Lisa Fong, Student Court

1959-02-11

David Court, Lilian's Story

1960-04-20

Jean Casarez, Disorder in the Court 2: 20 More Outrageous Courtroom Moments

1960-06-21

Joel Drucker, Center Court

1960-06-28

Claudia Fontaine, Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court

1961-05-01

Marilyn Milian, current judge on The People's Court

1961-05-01

Marilyn Milian, The People's Court

1961-10-22

Barbara Potter, Ct, tennis player (changed shirt on Wimbledon Court)

1963-12-23

Carol Peterka, Little Falls MN, team handball back court (Oly-92, 96)

1963-9-19

Alexandra Silk, Sex Court: The Movie

1964-05-06

Brian Yandrisovitz, Trailer Court Justice

1964-05-29

Paul Bens, Night Court

1965-01-31

Kim Clarke, Tulsa Oklahoma, team handball back court (Olympics-88, 92, 96)

1965-10-05

John Keller Jr, Toledo Ohio, team handball back court (Olympics-1996)

1966-11-05

Garin Bougié, Student Court

1967-9-12

Christine Astin, Kangaroo Court

1968-04-12

David Court, Jekyll + Hyde

1968-04-13

Toni Lee Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball back court (Olympics-96)

1968-04-29

Peter Paul Oprisko II, Blessings from the Food Court

1968-09-03

Dawn Allinger, Salt Lake City UT, team handball back court (Oly-1996)

1968-12-21

Alex McLeod, Alexandria: Riefton Court

1969-02-17

George Reese, The People's Court

1970-03-01

Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)

1970-07-16

An Tonthat, Le souffle court

1971-01-26

Eric Muss-Barnes, The Unseelie Court

1971-10-25

Scott Ratner, The People's Court

1972-03-14

Court Coursey, Protect-O-Man

1972-06-06

James Phillips, Court Appeal

1973-05-10

Jerome Williams, Full-Court Miracle

1973-11-09

Alyson Court, Resident Evil: Degeneration

1974-06-18

Bumper Robinson, actor (Webster, Night Court)

1976-01-06

Court Young, Awake

1977-02-28

Challyn Markray, Divorce Court

1977-08-28

Georgetta Foreman, Divorce Court

1978-08-19

Court Bauer, WWF Raw

1979-05-03

Court Dickert, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

1980-04-30

Leah Abdenour, The Unseelie Court

1980-05-25

István Barkovics, A Kid in King Arthur's Court

1980-06-10

Daniel Bennett, A Kid in King Arthur's Court

1981-04-04

Court Logan, A Dream Come True

1981-06-13

Julia Sir, Family Court with Judge Penny

1983-02-22

Leah de Niese, Court of Lonely Royals

1983-9-30

Julien Bigot, Le souffle court

1986-01-07

Moody Amarante, Cristina's Court

1986-12-10

Nicole Wagner, On Court Meltdown

1988-04-06

Coryn Cope, Alma and King Noah's Court

1988-04-12

Domenica Steele, Paintball the Movie: Court Jesters

Court - Notable Weddings

John MarshallJan 3, 1783

Herman MelvilleAug 4, 1847

Thurgood MarshallSep 4, 1930

Marilyn MonroeJun 29, 1956

Jensen AcklesMay 15, 2010

Court - Weddings
Date Event
1783-01-03

US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia

1847-08-04

Author of Moby Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

1930-09-04

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1955-12-17

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (47) weds Cecilia Suyat

1956-06-29

Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

1993-07-24

Actor Richard Moll (Night Court) weds Susan Brown

1993-07-24

Night Court actor Richard Moll (50) weds Susan Brown (32)

2005-05-18

Television presenter and former Miss Germany Verona Feldbusch (37) weds German entrepreneur Franjo Pooth at the San Diego Court House in San Diego, California

2010-05-15

Actress and model Danneel Harris (33) weds actor Jensen Ackles (34) at the Rosewood Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas, Texas

Court - Notable Deaths

Earl WarrenJul 9, 1974

Thurgood MarshallJan 24, 1993

Court - Deaths
Date Event
1539-10-15

Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies

1592-03-10

Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court)painter/carpet designer, dies

1600-12-12

John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies

1660-08-06

Diego Rodriguez de Silva Valezquez, Spanish (court)painter, dies at 61

1672-07-04

Govert D Camphuysen, (court)painter, dies at about 48

1685-05-28

Pieter de la Court, economist/historian, dies at about 67

1709-12-01

Abraham a Sancta Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court preacher and friar, dies at 65

1760-06-15

Antoine Court, French reformed theologist, dies at 69

1768-01-10

Charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82

1768-10-28

Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68

1770-12-10

Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80

1774-12-02

Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54

1777-03-01

Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer/pianist, dies at 62

1799-02-22

Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)

1809-03-27

Joseph M Vien, French (court)painter/etcher, dies at 92

1811-04-03

Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83

1838-10-19

Henry Fagel, baron/court clerk of States-General/diplomat, dies at 73

1839-12-15

Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish court-painter, dies at 66

1846-02-14

Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76

1861-04-04

John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1785)

1864-10-12

Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87

1890-10-13

Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1816)

1891-09-07

Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (b. 1820)

1892-01-22

Joseph Philo Bradley, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1813)

1893-01-23

Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1825)

1896-01-25

Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68

1910-03-28

David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1837)

1911-10-14

John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)

1929-11-20

Shep Camp, Hampton Court Palace

1930-03-08

Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)

1937-07-25

Florence Court, The Fatal Hour

1938-05-14

Addy Britt, The Night Court

1939-08-24

W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies

1939-11-16

Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)

1941-10-05

Louis D Brandeis, 1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84

1943-12-19

Sol Horowitz, Disorder in the Court

1946-04-22

Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), dies at 73

1948-08-27

Charles Evans Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)

1948-09-08

Eric Cowley, Hampton Court Palace

1952-01-18

Curly Howard, Disorder in the Court

1953-10-02

George Creel, Saved by the Juvenile Court

1953-12-04

Marie Manley, Aired in Court

1954-02-11

Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (b. 1877)

1954-07-11

C. Court Treatt, Stampede

1957-09-19

Harold Worthington, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

1959-09-28

Gerard Hoffnung, The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra

1959-10-03

Don Downen, Midnight Court

1960-06-20

Tom McKee, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

1961-08-18

Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89

1962-01-17

Nick Baskovitch, Disorder in the Court

1964-11-28

Charles Meredith, actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70

1965-02-22

Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)

1965-05-04

Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66

1967-12-09

Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)

1968-02-20

Anthony Asquith, British director (Court Martial), dies at 65

1971-04-20

Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73

1971-07-11

Carleton Young, actor (Court of Last Resorts), dies at 64

1974-07-09

Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

1977-06-13

Tom C Clark, former Supreme Court Justice (1949-67), dies in NY at 77

1979-04-15

William Meader, Court Martial

1980-01-19

William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81

1981-12-07

Noel Drayton, The Court Jester

1982-04-05

Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71

1982-06-14

Cliff Hartley, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

1984-08-07

Charles Hart, Juvenile Court

1985-05-13

Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), dies of cancer at 64

1985-12-07

Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70

1986-03-07

Court Miller, Cat's Eye

1986-07-15

Florence Halop, actress (Florence-Night Court), dies at 63

1988-02-02

G Mennen Williams, Supreme Court justice, dies at 76 in Detroit

1988-10-13

Melvin Frank, The Court Jester

1992-02-16

Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78

1992-03-09

Jack McEdward, asst dir (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94

1992-06-28

Joan Marshall, Court Martial

1992-07-31

G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72

1993-01-01

June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma

1993-01-14

Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies

1993-01-24

Thurgood Marshall, 1st black supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

1993-09-02

John/Eoin Higgins, N Ire supreme court justice (1984-93), dies at 66

1993-12-06

Rouaz Lakhdar, Algerian supreme court justice, murdered

1993-12-16

Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46

1994-04-29

Sanford Spillman, Night Court U.S.A.

1995-01-06

Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77

1995-02-01

Ben Gershman, Small Claims Court

1995-02-05

Court Benson, View from the Villa

1995-06-25

Warren Earl Burger, Supreme Court Justice, dies of heart failure at 78

1995-08-23

Loretta Daye, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

1997-04-04

Court Shepard, Alaska Passage

1997-07-24

William J Brennan, supreme court justice (1956-90), dies at 91

1998-08-30

Douglas C. Jones, The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer

1999-03-04

Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)

2000-01-05

Vic Schoen, The Court Jester

2000-05-10

Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)

2000-06-17

Will Berthold, Court Martial

2000-07-03

Al De Caprio, The Court Martial

2002-04-15

Byron "Whizzer" White, American football player and U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1917)

2002-04-15

Rusty Burrell, Animal Court

2003-01-01

Gordon Court, I Became a Criminal

2003-01-13

Norman Panama, The Court Jester

2004-07-28

Johnnie Eisen, Kate's Day in Court

2004-08-09

Robert Lecourt, French politician and president of the European Court of Justice (b. 1908)

2004-10-13

Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court (b. 1915)

2006-01-02

Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)

2006-09-09

Herbert Rudley, The Court Jester

2007-01-15

Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)

2007-09-06

Percy Rodrigues, Court Martial

2007-12-18

Gerald Le Dain, Canadian Supreme Court judge (b. 1924)

2007-12-22

Charles Court, Nickel Queen

2008-02-25

Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)

2008-04-15

Hazel Court, The Masque of the Red Death

2008-09-15

Richard Wright, Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court

2009-05-13

Rabbi Meir Brandsdorfer, member of the Rabbinical Court of the Edah HaChareidis, Jerusalem

2009-07-22

Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)

2009-08-17

Allan Ramsay, Juvenile Court

2009-10-30

L. Travis Clark, The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson

2009-12-14

Alan A'Court, English footballer (b. 1934)

2010-11-20

Geraldine Court, All My Children

2011-05-31

Pauline Betz, Queens of the Court

2012-03-03

Raymond Court, Seelische Grausamkeit

2012-10-24

Margaret Osbourne, Queens of the Court

2012-12-01

Reinhold Weege, Night Court

2013-02-01

Ed Koch, The People's Court

2013-06-14

Gene Mako, Kings of the Court

2015-04-25

Don Mankiewicz, Court Martial

2015-05-29

Doris Hart, Queens of the Court

2016-02-13

Justice Antonin Scalia, Who Led a Conservative Renaissance on the Supreme Court, Is Dead at 79

2016-02-15

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

2016-03-07

Supreme Court Judge Adrian Hardiman dies aged 64

2016-06-07

Former Supreme Court Judge Frank Griffin dies aged 97

2017-02-27

Judge Joseph Wapner, star of The People's Court, dies aged 97

2018-03-30

9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Stephen Reinhardt dies at 87

2018-04-17

'Night Court' star Harry Anderson dies at age 65


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