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The Magna Carta and its Influence in Law Today

Fresh in from the irony department after a lively news week, on this very day in 1215, King John of England grants a charter of…

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Medger Evers, Desegregation, and the KKK

On this day in 1963, African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers is gunned down in front of his family’s Jackson, Mississippi home by white supremacist…

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Mueller To Congress: You’re Up

Robert Mueller finally broke his silence. The Special Counsel, who for the last two years has been as vocal as a mime, decided it was…

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An Open Letter To Nancy Pelosi

Dear Madam Speaker, I usually don’t write letters to politicians. In fact, over the last ten years, I can count on one hand the number…

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The End of Separate But Equal

On this day in 1954, marking the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end in the war on racial inequality, the US…

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Justice Blackmun Moderate to Liberal

On this day in 1970, the US Senate confirms President Richard M. Nixon’s nomination of Federal Circuit Judge Harry A. Blackmun to the US Supreme…

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