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The Revolution in Civil Rights Law

It has been nearly 30 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. By banning discrimination in employment and public accommodations the law was meant to minimize the role of race in the daily lives of Americans.

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  • VIEWS

    The Line Item Veto, Roman Style

    Let us start with some uncheerful axioms about the fiscal policies of the central government of the United States at the close of the 20th century. "Beggar thy grandchildren" is, de facto if not by design, the guiding principle of the United...

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  • VIEWS

    Crime That Pays

    As a front-line soldier in America's war on drugs, Joe Occhipinti is an American hero. He became one of the most highly decorated federal agents in American history, with 78 commendations and awards in his 22 years of public service.

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  • Correspondence

    Pardon the Pardons

    It is reported that "faithful adherence to legal principle sometimes [takes] a back seat to the more compelling demands of politics." This appears to be a pointed assessment of a little-publicized controversy surrounding the pardon of four...

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