Patrick Henry addressed the Virginia Convention in Richmond on March 23, 1775, stating, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
On March 23, 1861, the Georgia Secession Convention adopted a new state Constitution to be submitted to a referendum of the voters on the first Tuesday in July and then adjourned.
On March 23, 1972, in the case of Gooding v. Wilson, the United States Supreme Court held that a Georgia statute, OCGA § 26-6303, which provided: “Any person who shall, without provocation, use to or of another, and in his presence . . . opprobrious words or abusive language, tending to cause a breach of the peace . . . shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,” was unconstitutionally vague and violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
On March 23, 1983, President Ronald Reagan called for the development of an anti-missile system that would come to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
9:00 AM HOUSE NAT’L RES & ENV’T 403 CAP
10:00 AM HOUSE GAME, FISH & PARKS 403 CAP
11:00 AM HOUSE REGULATED INDUSTRIES 506 CLOB
12:00 PM House Energy Sub Energy, Util & Telecom 403 CAP
1:00 PM SENATE REGULATED IND & UTIL – CANCELED 310 CLOB 1:00 PM SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY – CANCELED 307 CLOB
1:00 PM WAYS & MEANS 406 CLOB
1:00 PM HOUSE HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS Time & Room Change – 515 CLOB
1:00 PM HOUSE BANKS & BANKING 341 CAP
1:00 PM HOUSE ENERGY, UTILITIES & TELECOM 403 CAP
2:00 PM SENATE RULES 450 CAP
2:00 PM SENATE SCIENCE & TECH 310 CLOB
2:00 PM House Transportation Sub Resolutions 506 CLOB
2:15 PM HOUSE TRANSPORTATION 506 CLOB
3:00 PM SENATE TRANSPORTATION – CANCELED 310 CLOB
3:00 PM HOUSE RULES 341 CAP
4:00 PM SENATE REAPPORTIONMENT AND REDISTRICTING 450 CAP
4:00 PM SENATE JUD’Y 307 CLOB