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The Founding Fathers and Slavery.

So, Michelle Bachman is being called a non-leader by some for making a statement that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to abolish slavery. When pressed about it, the only example that she could come up with was John Quincy Adams. Whereupon, she drew a certain measure of ridicule by certain persons tho declared John Quincy not to be a founding father. The critics were willing to admit that JQA worked to abolish slavery, though.

Remembering Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes on Memorial Day — Wounded in Battle, he Lived to Fight Again.

No. 623 As we commemorate those who died in service of our Country this weekend, I wish to bring to your attention that the great Oliver Wendell Holmes was wounded three times in the Civil War, but lived to make a singular contribution to American law. The so-called bloodiest day in American history, the Battle […]

A Great Name.

No. 621 Lawyers:wouldn’t it be great to have a name that everybody knows and remembers? Some do, you know.  There are lawyers who are actually named Abraham Lincoln — or at least its part of their name. How many Abraham Lincolns do you think there among American lawyers living or dead? How does that stack […]

Don’t Miss Seeing Garrow’s Law.

Garrow’s Law

GARROW’S LAW, is a gripping legal drama, which has appeared on the BBC, set in late 18th Century. It is a fictionalized account of the early career of Barrister William Garrow, who flaunted the conventions of the day by vigorous and confrontational questioning of witnesses.

Joe Flom.

The WSJ Law Blog reports that Joe Flom, the lawyer who made an art form of the hostile takeover, died at 87. He was the firm’s first Associate at the present Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1948 and is given major credit for turning the firm into one of the world’s largest and most lucrative.

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 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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