The document is more than 85 years old, handwritten and hard to read. Many death certificates from this period are ambiguous or euphemistic: The victim died from a “broken neck.” Not this one. The cause of death, recorded in loopy cursive, is “hanged by mob.”Robert Appleberry, 22 and known as Hollie, was murdered in 1930 in the tiny Mississippi town of Wahalak, in a time and place where lynchings were so common the county was called “Bloody Kemper.” Appleberry was one of three black men lynched in Kemper County that day. When law student Kellie Ware-Seabron got her hands on his death certificate this fall, it was “equal parts gratifying and horrifying,” she said. She had set out to research the other two victims—dragged from sheriffs’ cars and hung after being accused of robbing a white couple—and inadvertently discovered a third.During the reign of racial terror that lasted from the end of Reconstruction through the … [Read more...] about Lynching cold cases are re-examined as law students compile archive
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It isn’t that Steve Buquicchio fears using technology in court. Rather, he fears what not using it may be doing to his cases.Buquicchio has a niche practice representing receivers in securities fraud actions. His work often requires him to untangle vast webs of fraud by sorting through the layers of businesses and individuals accused of participating in complicated Ponzi schemes.With that work comes a blizzard of documents. According to Buquicchio, each case can be so complicated to unravel that it is not unusual for him to wind up with hundreds of thousands of pieces of paper in a small case, millions in a larger one.Still, Buquicchio has managed just fine using good, old-fashioned document management systems: binders and indexes. In court he also has relied on the tried and true: creating visuals from word processing programs, enlarging them and pasting them onto presentation boards.But Buquicchio knows that incorporating technology into his work would make it more … [Read more...] about Tech’s Prereqs
POLITICS 05/28/2018 08:00 am ET Conservatives are building an army of fired-up young people. How? By offering them salaries. By Michael Hobbes 160 After he graduated from college, it took Nathan two years, three unpaid internships and six bartending and retail jobs before he got his first paid gig in progressive politics. His employer was a small, millennial-focused outreach nonprofit, and his job was to supervise four interns — young kids, fresh out of school, working the same day job/night job, 80-hour-a-week cycle he had just exited. Nathan, who wouldn’t give his real name out of fear of retaliation, asked his boss if he could start paying the interns. “I didn’t think I was going to get them federal minimum wage — that’s impossible in Washington,” he said. “But at least they could get a stipend.” His boss refused, without offering much of a case for why they couldn’t afford to pay them. … [Read more...] about The Right-Wing Millennial Machine
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