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The elite legal class sure struggles to admit the actual reality of modern legal politics. I really hate the way Trump and his allies such as Graham talk about the Supreme Court, as if they control it. It’s so corrosive. https://t.co/EPJzhiumeP— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) May 2, 2019 Yeah, who would want to accurately describe the […]
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This is the grave of John Catron. Born in 1786 to a German family in Pennsylvania, Catron and his family moved to Kentucky early in the 19th century. He fought in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson.Catron followed his mentor to Tennessee after the war, where he was admitted to the bar in 1815. […]
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This is the grave of Stephen Field. Born in 1816 in Haddam, Connecticut to a Congregationalist minister and a larger family who would produce many leading 19th century figures, including Cyrus Field, who made the transatlantic telegraph happen, Field grew up in Stockbridge, Massachusetts before spending a year abroad as a teenager in Turkey with […]
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This is the grave of Peter Daniel. One of the most reactionary Supreme Court justices in American history, Daniel was born in 1784 in Stafford County, Virginia to an elite slaveholding family. He attended the College of New Jersey, which today is Princeton, but didn’t care for it and after a year, returned to Virginia, […]
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