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My Bucket List Starts in Philadelphia!

No. 1,312 I just learned about the Museum of the American Revolution, opening April 19 in Philadelphia and I want to go there as soon as possible.  I still haven’t made it to the National Constitution Center and the Franklin — I need to go there too.  

Those Pesky Ideas Whose Time Has Come.

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on same sex marriage, legal arguments that wouldn’t have been given a long shot chance of acceptance not very long ago.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Biographer Discusses the impact of the Civil War on the Great Jurist.

If your interests include history, read the post about Oliver Wendell Holmes in SCOTUS Blog. Holmes was wounded twice, including on the bloodiest day in American history, the Battle of Antietam.

Saturday Night Massacre, Constitutional Edition

Who says judges don’t work on weekends? At 5:30 PM this evening, Saturday March 22, 2014, the Sixth Circuit Court of appeals issued an order halting the issuing of marriage licenses in Michigan to same-sex couples after a US District Court decision holding Michigan’s referendum prohibiting same sex marriages. Read all about it in SCOTUS Blog.

Columbus Day 2013

Columbus Day is about changing the world. It is about the unexpected breakthrough.The game changer.

We Have a Dream

No. 961 Fifty years ago this Wednesday the phrase  “I have a Dream” instantly became part of the American lexicon.  Rereading that speech, the best part of which was extemporized, it strikes me that his dream is now our dream. No reasonable person in 2013 could disagree with what King said on August 28, 1963. […]

Historic Questions

No.951 Q: Who signed  Magna Carta? A: No one. The King’s seal was placed on Magna Carta. Q: Where is the original Magna Carta located? A:  The original was lost.  However, there were many copies made, one for each County in England and for various officials.  One of the surviving copies is actually housed in our […]

The Most Outstanding Presidential Resume Ever.

No. 865 What President of the United States had perhaps the most outstanding resume?  No, not Obama — not even close. George H. W. Bush, who was Ambassador to China and Director of the CIA, as well as a decorated war hero, ranks high. So do Jefferson, Madison and the two Adams Presidents. Garfield was […]

The 1940 Census is On Line.

No. 828 If you go to the Carnegie Library, you can look up information from every US Census report since 1800 through 1930.  However, as of this week, you can view the 1940 Census report on line.  This information was just made public. But you must search by address, not name.  Here is the link. […]

Stirling Cooper Draper Pryce becomes an Equal Opportunity Employer.

No. 821 In case you’ve been in Brazil, or in a coma, you know that Madmen is back.  The two-hour premiere of Season 5 had stirling ratings.  And the times in 1964, they were a-changing. At the beginning of the episode, a civil rights march is in progress on the sidewalk in front of the […]

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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