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LPB Network: Race and the Law Prof Blogs
The Law and Order President and His Federal, Political Power Grab (by Prof. Ediberto Roman)
In an unprecedented edict during the civil strife aimed to end the epidemic of police brutality, President Trump on Monday evening declared himself “the law and order president,” and promised to unleash the United States military against U.S. citizens in order to stop “professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioters, Antifa, and others.”
After Minneapolis (Prof. Taunya Banks)
In a 1962 essay for The New Yorker Magazine the renowned African American author and public intellectual James Baldwin wrote a widely cited quote: “Whatever white people do not know about Negroes (the acceptable term at the time) reveals, precisely and inexorably, what they do not know about themselves.”
Have We No Sense of Dignity Anymore? Court Poets and Masters of Platitude Abound in Politics By Chris Ogolla
Famed Boston lawyer Joseph Nye Welch, is remembered for his immortal line to Senator Joseph McCarthy, during the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954. After Senator McCarthy charged that one of Welch's attorneys had ties to a Communist organization, Welch made the now famous statement, have you no sense of decency? Perhaps we should be asking our politicians and other leaders the question, have you no sense of dignity? A little background will explain this.