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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

I'm riding an elevator in downtown Boston. There is a sign warning of travel restrictions during the last week of July. A woman gets on. We both stare ahead as per elevator etiquette.

By now, it has become something of a media cliché to watch "fringe" protesters jumping up and down from the edges of G-8 conferences held at ever more remote locations.

Boston's Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently announced a new policy of stopping people "randomly" to request identification from those whom police believe to be acting "suspicious

The Justice Department recently announced its intention to reopen the Emmett Till case.

As of this writing, seven in ten Americans want Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld to remain at his post, a vote of confidence that exceeds that
even for the President himself.

One of my favorite little films is a satirical documentary titled
Babakiueria.

This year is the tenth anniversary of the end of
apartheid in South Africa, the fortieth anniversary of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme
Court's ruli

A friend who lives in Paris forwarded me an item from the Internet, concerning a singles ad that had allegedly appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Patricia J. Williams
Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University, was born in...

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