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- Fifty-eight years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down Brown v. Board of Education, ushering in years of “massive resistance” from southern conservatives and, ultimately, the end of Jim Crow.
- DOJ warned the Baltimore Police Department that they violate the Constitution if they destroy citizen recordings of police conduct without a warrant or other sufficient due process.
- Professor Rick Hasen makes the case for why retired Justice David Souter should release his blistering unpublished dissent from the Court’s election-buying decision in Citizens United.
- The Sixth Circuit held that a prisoner who alleges he was removed from a public works program because he is gay may move forward with his lawsuit.
- And, finally, the Chronicle of Higher Education fired a writer after she wrote a scathing attack on several African-American scholars’ dissertations and then subsequently admitted that she never read any of the dissertations. Somehow, conservative advocates have found a way to be outraged over this firing.