This Day @ Law
Jury selection began for Chicago "Black Sox" baseball trial

On July 5, 1921, jury selection began in the trial of eight Chicago White Sox baseball players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

"Shoeless Joe" Jackson and seven others were eventually acquitted, but were later barred from baseball for life. Learn more about the "Black Sox" trial in JURIST's Famous Trials series.

Israel enacts the Law of Return

On July 5, 1950, the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, enacted the Law of Return, which granted all Jewish people to right to Israeli citizenship.