The First Freedom

The First Freedom

” But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. ” — Supreme Court of the United States, November 25, 2020 When teaching law students about the Bill of Rights, professors often ask on the first day of class which is the first...
The First Freedom

Has Bibi Boxed Biden In On Iran?

If Israel, as is universally believed and has not been denied, was behind the assassination of Iran’s leading nuclear scientist, questions arise: Why would the Israelis kill him? And why would they do it now? The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, it is conceded,...
When The Enslaved Went South

When The Enslaved Went South

In the four decades before the Civil War, an estimated several thousand enslaved people escaped from the south-central United States to Mexico. Some received help—from free Black people, ship captains, Mexicans, Germans, preachers, mail riders, and, according to one...
The First Freedom

Discrimination And Prejudice

Some of the confusion in thinking about matters of race stems from the ambiguity in the terms that we use. I am going to take a stab at suggesting operational definitions for a couple terms in our discussion of race. Good analytical thinking requires that we do not...