Federal Judges Jed S. Rakoff and Michael M. Baylson debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system as described by Judge Rakoff’s widely read article in the New York Review of Books.
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On a July morning in New Mexico in July 1945, the modern world changed with the first successful test detonation of a nuclear weapon. The debate continues today about the use of the technology.
On July 13, 1960, Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy won his party’s nomination at a Los Angeles convention by leveraging the system of primary elections as a new factor in presidential campaigning.
Today marks the 211th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
On the eve of the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn’t unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.