Some Kennedy for President volunteers in Nebraska were given the opportunity to ride aboard the candidate’s train during a whistle-stop tour across the state on April 27, 1968. Keith Bystrom of North Platte was a high school senior. He rode from North Platte to Lexington. en. Robert F. Kennedy, a candidate in the Nebraska presidential primary election, addresses a crowd gathered at Lexington, Nebraska, during his whistle-stop tour across Nebraska on April 27, 1968. … [Read more...] about Remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s whistle-stop tour across Nebraska 50 years ago
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Similar efforts were bubbling up in other states. Sometime in the spring, a group of students in Ohio contacted the New Jerseyans and asked if they, too, could use the “Voting Age Coalition” name. By January 1970, students in 13 states were organizing to lower the voting age. … [Read more...] about 16-Year-Olds Want a Vote. Fifty Years Ago, So Did 18-Year-Olds.
Dr. Lawrence Pool, a New York neurosurgeon, said after talking with a member of the surgery team that the head wound "is much more serious than initially had been expected." He added: "There was evidently serious damage to the cerebellum, the part of the brain on the extreme back of the head on the right side; also to part of the right cerebral hemisphere ... and also to the mid brain, which is the main cable connecting the brain itself with the rest of the body." … [Read more...] about How the AP Covered the RFK Assassination 50 Years Ago
Fellow trial consultant Alice M. Adams of Atlanta recommends Ken Broda-Bahm’s posts to the lawyers she consults with. “His information is equally applicable to defense and plaintiffs attorneys; he is erudite and authoritative without being overbearing. He should be writing opening statements and closing arguments,” she says. Smithtown, N.Y.-based litigator Ray Grasing is also a fan: “I don’t always agree with the author or the points he’s making, but I’m always better off for having read them and challenged my opinions.” … [Read more...] about 7th Annual Blawg 100
Legal employers don’t hear many complaints from GLBT lawyers. Silence, however, isn’t necessarily consent. For its 2006 report, Challenges to Employment and the Practice of Law Facing Attorneys from Diverse Backgrounds, the State Bar of California surveyed lawyers who are female, 40 or older, GLBT or racial minorities. It found that while all groups experienced discrimination, 52 percent of minority attorneys reported that discrimination to their supervisor, as did 51 percent of female lawyers and 40 percent of older lawyers. However, none of the GLBT lawyers reported the mistreatment. … [Read more...] about Just Like Everyone