Pacing Ourselves

The federal courts administrator’s office is turning an enormous profit on fees for court records, to the detriment of lawyers, researchers, and the public, argues an amicus brief filed this week in the D.C. Circuit. The brief claims that a… Read More ›

Just (Im)Peachy

Most accounts of the 1787 Constitutional Convention emphasize how the framers designed checks on the president to prevent tyranny. But delegates feared an out-of-control legislature, too. Some thought it was a bad idea to give Congress the power to remove… Read More ›

You Better Work

How is the historical institution of slavery connected to the workforce patterns of 2019? That was the question Richmond’s Valentine Museum posed Jan. 8 at the latest program in its “Controversy/History” series, “Race & Labor.” The free event challenged about… Read More ›