Monthly Archives: March 2013

Meeting heroes of the Movement

An update from Ana Sophia, a senior human rights major with a minor in French: The Civil Rights pilgrimage has proved to be a beautiful trip that not only tells, but also brings to life American history. It is surprising … Continue reading

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Day 6: Montgomery/Tuskegee

An update from Hayley, a junior majoring in anthropology, French and human rights: Our first stop this morning was the Rosa Parks museum, and I really enjoyed the experience. I was a bit hesitant at first because I have been … Continue reading

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Connecting with Justice Black

An update from Jacqueline, a junior majoring in political science and psychology who is conducting research on Justice Black’s views on expression and the First Amendment: After catching a 6 a.m. flight, navigating the metro, and gallivanting around the Library … Continue reading

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There and back again: A tale from the LOC

An update from Hannah, a political science and Spanish major who is conducting research on the Supreme Court’s change in commerce clause jurisprudence since 1937: Well, friends, here I am again, back in the Library of Congress to spend my … Continue reading

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An intellectual feast

An update from Austin, a sophomore majoring in economics, public policy and political science, with a minor in law and legal reasoning, who is conducting research on the differing “absolutisms” of Justice Black and Justice Douglas’ First Amendment Freedom of … Continue reading

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Homecoming with a mission

An update from Julianna, a sophomore majoring in business who is conducting research on the exclusionary rule: We’ve just finished up our third day on The Hill and I can’t believe it’s Wednesday night already! After our 6:30 a.m., Monday … Continue reading

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Living and learning

An update from Taylor, a sophomore majoring in political science and Spanish who is conducting research on school prayer decisions during the 1980s and early 1990s: I can’t believe that we’ve already been in D.C. for two days and I’m just … Continue reading

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The humans behind the law

An update from Michael, a junior majoring in philosophy and political science: As I skimmed through Justice Robert H. Jackson’s documents in the Library of Congress, I found the interactions between Justice Jackson and Justice Black particularly pertinent to my own … Continue reading

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Running with the best of them

An update from Alexander, a sophomore psychology and political science major: As we left our second day at the Library of Congress, I was overcome with the most surreal feeling. I felt like a graduate student, as if I were … Continue reading

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Opening boxes and diving into history

An update from Eric, a sophomore majoring in political science and public policy who is conducting research on Justice Blackmun’s Fourth Amendment jurisprudence: How can you trade a week of relaxation and sun for six long days of research? This question … Continue reading

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