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The Coward of Rutherford County

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On October 8, 2021
Well this seems bad: In the assistant principal’s office at Hobgood, the officer telling Garrett not to get the kids was Chris Williams. Williams, who is Black, had been a Murfreesboro cop for five years. “What in the world?” he thought, when he learned what these arrests were about. At Hobgood, two-thirds of the students […]

Justice Aversion

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On March 8, 2019

America truly is a race-blind meritocracy. FYI in 2018, #JudgeEllis sentenced Frederick Turner, 37, to a mandatory minimum of 40 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine: "I chafe a bit at tha

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It’s incredibly expensive to be poor in the United States. Many have made this observation, noting not only the relatively high price to live in many places but also the prices charged to the poor for “services” like payday loans. Another is charging defendants fees to access their basic rights. Of course this is also […]

Not a Newsflash

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On May 20, 2008
Reproductive healthcare in prisons in the U.S. sucks. First, there were prisons that were refusing to allow pregnant inmates to get abortions, even when the women could pay for the procedures themselves. The ACLU challenged the prison policies and won. Twice. But there are also – and still – problems of women being sterilized in […]

Mothers

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On May 11, 2008

Yes, I know it’s a manufactured holiday, but happy mother’s day to all you moms. And, in true LGM fashion, in “celebration” of mother’s day, I am posting the most depress

Flights of Fancy

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On April 29, 2008

Talk about ripped from the headlines. No, no one would *ever* address our Supreme Court this way, nor would the Court let her or him. But, hey, a law student can dream.

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