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Forever Prisoners

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."...

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Court: Harvard Can Be Sued For Distress Over Slave  Photos

Court: Harvard Can Be Sued For Distress Over Slave Photos

BOSTON — A Connecticut woman who says she’s descended from slaves portrayed in widely published, historical photos owned by Harvard can sue the Ivy League university for emotional distress, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Thursday. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court partly vacated a lower court ruling that dismissed a complaint from Tamara Lanier over photos she says depict her enslaved...

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Forever Prisoners

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical." — Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 30, 1787 When Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend, neighbor and colleague, James Madison, his view that the...

Court: Harvard Can Be Sued For Distress Over Slave Photos

BOSTON — A Connecticut woman who says she’s descended from slaves portrayed in widely published, historical photos owned by Harvard can sue the Ivy League university for emotional distress, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Thursday. The state’s Supreme Judicial...

Another Avenue of Justice

Sometimes justice delayed is still justice. That was the case this week for Judy Huth, who met once-beloved comedian Bill Cosby back in 1975 and was 16 years old when he sexually assaulted her while giving her a tour of the Playboy Mansion. A California jury found...

News From Around the South 6/20 to 6/27

VIRGINIA: New Battlefield State Park Coming to Virginia Breaking news this week from the American Battlefield Trust and the Commonwealth of Virginia: Culpeper Battlefields State Park is set to open on July 1, 2024. Jim Campi, chief policy and communications officer at...

Julian Assange And Personal Freedom

"I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude." — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) It wasn't until 1969 that the Supreme Court's modern First Amendment jurisprudence made it clear that whenever there is a clash between the government and a person over the...

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