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Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination

This Week in History: Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

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West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Kelly V. Landers recalls significant events that occurred this week in history. On March 30, 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinkley, Jr. On April 1, ...

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Andrew Jackson Portrait

This Week in History: Senate Censured President Andrew Jackson

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Featured photo, above: President Andrew Jackson, circa 1860 (Source: Creative Commons). Jackson’s name has been associated with the spread of democracy, in terms of the passing of political power from established elites ...

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Clarence Earl Gideon, an unlikely hero

This Week in History: The Public Defender System is Created

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West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history. On March 17, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On March 18, 1963 Gideon v. Wainwright was decided ...

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Jack Ruby with gun pointed at Oswald

This Week in History: Jack Ruby Found Guilty of Killing Oswald

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West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history. On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful voice transmission over telephone ...

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Christopher SImmons

This Week in History: Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional for Juveniles (2005)

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West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history. On March 1, 1875 Congress passed the Civil Rights Act. On March 1, 2005 Roper v. Simmons, the Death ...

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