Supreme Court

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First Gay Rights Legislation Enacted

On March 7, 1972, the East Lansing, Michigan, city council approved by a vote of 4–to-1 an act declaring the city must seek to “employ the best applicant for each vacancy on the basis of his qualifications for the job and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex or homosexuality.”  It was the … Continue reading

Charles Manson Escapes the Death Penalty

In 1972, Charles Manson, the psychotic California cult leader whose exhortations to his followers resulted in the killing of seven people, was reprieved from execution when the California Supreme Court outlawed the death penalty. In 1969, Manson instructed four of his followers to go to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and kill the people … Continue reading