On May 5, 1925, Tennessee high school teacher John Scopes was charged with the crime of teaching his students about the science of human evolution. The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes would be argued two months later, with two of the most famous attorneys in the United States on opposing sides. The Scopes Monkey Trial, as it came to be known, was a national spectacle, and the first trial to be broadcast via the new medium of radio.
On January 18, 1984, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in State of New York v. Robert Uplinger and Susan Butler, a case that would have a momentous impact on LGBTQ+ rights in the State of New York. The origins of the case date back to 1981 in Buffalo, hometown to HeinOnline. Keep reading to explore one of the most important, and lesser known, events in LGBTQ+ legal history: the arrest and trials of Bob Uplinger.
The legal right to marry is something that heterosexual couples may take for granted, but for the LGBTQ+ community, the fight for same-sex marriages to be legalized and federally recognized took decades of activism, protest, and court cases.
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The recent arrest and death of George Floyd has sparked protesters against police brutality to flood the streets demanding change. With more than 450 protests occurring in towns and cities of the United States and across three continents, some are calling this the biggest civil rights movement yet. Join us as we explore past civil rights movements in U.S. history, and what changes have occurred as a result.
After the premiere of Tiger King this summer, it's clear to see that America has a tiger problem. By some estimates, there are more tigers in captivity in America than there are left in the wild. Explore this issue and the laws that attempt to regulate it, while also gaining some behind-the-scenes understanding of Joe Exotic’s legal troubles using HeinOnline and Fastcase.