Today is Thursday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2009. There are 98 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 24, 1969, the trial of the "Chicago Eight" (later seven) began. (Five of the defendants were later convicted of crossing state lines to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention, but the convictions were ultimately overturned.)
On this date:
In 1789, Congress passed a Judiciary Act which provided for an attorney general and a Supreme Court.