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The Sunday Driver, S2, E3: Fear and Loathing in the Heart of Atlanta

A Happy Easter Sunday, Monday or Passover to all, as the case may be. It has been sometime since we had the privilege of joyriding…

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First For a Reason

On March 22, 1988, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s judgment for Reverend Jerry Falwell against publisher Larry Flynt, noting the First Amendment protects…

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Dred Scott and the Lock of 100 Keys

On March 6th, 1857, the US Supreme Court makes a fateful ruling on constitutional law in Dred Scott v. Sanford. It held “(Black Africans imported…

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The Sunday Driver, S2, E2: A Deadly Game of Inches

A Good, chilly Monday Afternoon to all. In honor of the Father of our Country, and the Rail-splitter himself, and as courts, banks and some…

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Justice Delayed for Medgar Evers

On February 5th, 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted for the 1963 murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Evers had…

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Abolition Codified

On January 31, 1865, the US House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution by a vote of 119-56, abolishing slavery in the…

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