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Monday, January 22

Harry Blackmun, You Was Da Man

Today is Blogging for Choice Day, so allow me a moment to pay homage to the man who authored the Roe v. Wade decision.

When I was a first year law student, Harry Blackmun came to speak at my law school. (Possibly the only benefit of law school in the Nation's Capital is the access to people who work in the 'hood.) Justice Balckmun gave some introductory remarks and then opened the floor to questions, but before he did, he said, "I will not take questions regarding Roe v. Wade. All I will say is that the decision was correct when it was made, it is correct today, and it was the greatest step toward the liberation of women that this country has ever known."

Damn straight, Harry.

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