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This is the grave of Hugo Black. Born in 1886 to a poor family in Ashland, Alabama, Black had an older brother who became a doctor and suggested his brother follow in his footsteps. That didn’t quite happen, but Black went to the University of Alabama School of Law, despite not having graduated from high […]
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This is the future grave of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It’s also of course the grave of Martin Ginsburg, her husband and a big-time lawyer himself. But I post this to remind us all how important electing Democrats must remain. Anyone on the left who says that talking about the need to vote for Democrats because […]
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This is the grave of William Brennan. One of the key liberal jurists in Supreme Court history, Brennan was born in 1906 in Newark to Irish immigrants. His father did something extremely rare in the Irish-American community of that era–something so rare that only an Irishman becoming a cop or firefighter were more rare–he became […]

Labor’s Future

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On July 27, 2017

Shaun Richman has a very interesting and deeply thought out proposal for a Labor Bill of Rights that is well worth your time. It all makes sense as a labor and legal strategy for pushing for a reinvig

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It’s a real wonder that the Democrats never actually kick the football. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) said Monday that, if Democrats regain control of the Senate and the White House, they will reverse Republicans’ change to the filibuster rules for Supreme Court nominees. On Thursday, the Senate voted on party lines to change those rules […]

Sorkinism

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On February 27, 2017

Aaron Sorkin truly is the Broderite wankertastic gift that keeps on giving. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) is floating the idea of simultaneously confirming both Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee

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