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“All the other stuff.”
The state is Tennessee, the county is McMinn — the Board of Education of which just voted unanimously to ban Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer-Prize winning graphic novel Maus from its curriculum. Why? Before I quote from the explanatory minutes of the … Continue reading
Posted in Fascism, Politics, Propaganda, Racism, The Facts of Life Tagged "Maus", Art Spiegelman, Lee Parkison, McMinn County Board of Education, McMinn County Tennessee, Mike Cochran McMinn County, Pulitzer Prize, Scopes trial, the Butler Act Comments Off on “All the other stuff.”
Did Magna Carta lead inevitably to the Scopes Trial?
Oh probably not. But Kevin Underhill, at his brilliant, satirical take on the worst of law, Lowering The Bar, writes something in his excellent and hilarious treatise on Article 41 of Magna Carta and how some, uh, insurrectionists tried to … Continue reading
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The Fourth and the First
On this bizarre and disturbing Fourth of July, I ran into a fascinating and inspiring history of the founding of the ACLU. Which, of course, has a lot to do with the First Amendment and how the ACLU has defended … Continue reading
Posted in Law, suits and order, The Facts of Life, The god problem Tagged ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, Crystal Eastman, Cumberland Plateau, Dayton Tennessee, First Amendment, George Rappleyea, Rhea County Courthouse, Scopes trial, Tennessee River Valley, the Butler Act of 1925 Comments Off on The Fourth and the First