As a Supreme Court Justice, Brandeis wrote opinions in favor of individual liberty and freedom of speech, while protecting citizens’ right to privacy.

Plessy v Ferguson effectively legalized racial segregation by permitting separate but supposedly equal facilities.

On the 22nd March 1621, Dutch legal scholar Hugo Grotius – also known as Hugo de Groot – escaped imprisonment in Loevestein Castle concealed inside a book chest.

Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion that the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution gives women in the United States the ‘fundamental’ freedom choice in family matters, including whether or not to have an abortion.

The United States Supreme Court upheld the District Court’s ruling in Browder v. Gayle that segregation on public buses and transportation in Alabama was illegal.

On the 16th August 1819, the Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter’s Field in Manchester when a group of over 60,000 protesters were charged by cavalry.