• Air-traffic controllers strike

    the union declared a strike, seeking better working conditions, better pay and a 32-hour workweek.
  • Equal Access Act

    The law was originally heavily promoted by conservative Christian groups to allow students to organize religious clubs in public secondary schools
  • Iran-Contra Scandal

    it was a political scandal in the United States that came to lightin November 1986.
  • Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act

    The House passed the bill 271-154 and the Senate 61-31, and President Ronald Reagan signed the bill on December 12, 1985
  • Westside Community School District v. Mergen

    the court ruled on constitutionality of the Act both on its face and as applied to a public secondary school.
  • Reno v. ACLU

    United States Supreme Court case, in which all nine Justices of the Court voted to strike anti-indecency provisions of the Communications Decency Act (the CDA), finding they violated the freedom of speech provisions of the First Amendment
  • Mitchell v. Helms

    WLF asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let private schools continue receiving federally-funded computers and other high-tech educational tools
  • Bush v. Gore

    the Supreme Court of Florida ordered that the Circuit Court of Leon County tabulate by hand 9,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County.