Abort! Abort!

Let’s consider everybody’s most cherished entitlement: Fundamental Right X (“FRX”). Suppose FRX is guaranteed by the Constitution, as confirmed by the Supreme Court. But local policymakers aren’t big fans of FRX. They think it disrupts public safety, conflicts with their…

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Amazing Grace

I remember reading and seeing depicted in film how respectfully and graciously Generals Grant and Lee came to terms at Appomattox. Maybe they hated each other personally; I don’t know. At the very least, I think it’s safe to say they had some…

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Scotchman vs. Black-Face … Continued

So, a bunch of you chimed in with responses to the epic battle of Scotchman and Black-Face, which later became a lawsuit decided in part by Hunt-Berlin Coal Co. v. Paton, 202 S.W. 935 (Tenn. 1918).  To quickly recap, a strapping young bloke named Paton…

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Scotchman vs. Black-Face

Here’s an interesting set of facts from a Tennessee Supreme Court case from 1918.  For some reason I would just love to stage this scene with actors and costumes and props.  And appropriate accents (see if you automatically take on an accent…

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