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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

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Let’s think about the First Amendment

Today the Times has two excellent articles on the First Amendment. Both of them provoke thought–always a good thing. First, After Backing Alt-Right in Charlottesville, A.C.L.U. Wrestles With Its Role – The New York Times. Two paragraphs from the article: … Continue reading

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