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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

With street fighting prevailing, Paul Bremer, the American administrator
in Iraq, recently trotted out a new "two-sided approach," according to
the New York Times.

A recent article in the Washington Post described some suburban
high schoolers preparing for their proms by spending nearly $3,000 to
rent an H2 Hummerzine, "complete with six TVs, a DVD

Of all the columns I've written, never have I gotten more mail than for
the following sentence: "It will not matter that the Dixie Chicks play
to full, cheering houses, while their current albu

Recently Congress released transcripts of secret testimony of witnesses
summoned before Senator Joseph McCarthy's infamous subcommittee in
hearings that impugned the patriotism of everyone from

Over dinner recently, a friend of mine mused that "at least it's not as
bad as the McCarthy era." Perhaps not.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of white Americans
supported invading Iraq, but only 29 percent of blacks.

Recently, Nilas Martins, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet,
was stopped in Washington, DC, by gun-wielding policemen.

It was a cold, gray morning, chance of flurries. As I braced for the
weather that's buffeted the East Coast recently, I thought: What a
spiraling blizzard of bad policy we face.

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

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