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This Day at Law

Supreme Court overturned laws against private homosexual activity

On June 26, 2003, the US Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas struck down state laws criminalizing private homosexual activity, finding that such laws violate the Due Process Clause of the US Constitution. The ruling overturned the Court's previous decision in Bowers v. Hardwick.Read a commentary on Lawrence v. Texas from Duke University Law School.

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture [UN factsheet].On June 26, 1945, the Statute of the International Court of Justice was promulgated, re-establishing the World Court at The Hague. Learn more about the International Court of Justice.

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