Archive for June, 2009

Jon Stewart used (and mocked!) Brandeis’ most famous quote repeatedly last night on a segment about transperancy in the Obama White House. Here it is for that 1% of the population who doesn’t have basic cable. Advertisements

Harlan’s dissents in Plessy v. Ferguson and the Civil Rights Cases are well known, but the June 2009 issue of the ABA Journal has a story about Harlan’s role in another little known, but significant,  civil rights case: United States v. Shipp. In Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1906, a black man named Ed Johnson was accused […]