"Just as courts today are still interpreting constitutional provisions that have been in place from the start, the Reconstruction Amendments have faced the same scrutiny for a century and a
“This book will probably not comfort readers troubled by the present moment, but it will provide them with a clear view of a fractious past, and encourage them, in the words of the Civil Ri
“Each step of the way, the events and influences in Thomas’ life that led him to his self-described ‘Road to Damascus’ turn to the right could just as easily have turned him to the left.
“To the average American, the notion of using the courthouse simply as a negotiating tool or a bludgeon with which to batter one’s enemies, rather than as a place to facilitate justice, oug
“after reading her story, you might want to remove the modifiers: Eunice was not just a brilliant African American woman lawyer; she was a brilliant lawyer.”
“You have the right to remain silent.” So begins the reading of the Miranda Rights. The name stems from Miranda vs. Arizona (1966), a landmark court case that ended when the U.S.
In September 1983, an intellectually disabled African American teenage boy named Henry McCollum confessed to the brutal rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.
The title is a bit of a misnomer. The subtitle is more accurate.