The Bill of Wrongs

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The word leaps off the page. It is unmistakable, unavoidable. Nigger. In Bryonn Bain’s view, the word still resonates in the heart and soul of the institutional powers in America. The word and all it conveys became manifest after he was arrested in his native New York City and held overnight for a crime he […]

At Loggerheads

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For Minneapolis-based lawyer Stephen Young ’74, a tree is just a tree. Yet for others, he contends, trees are sacred objects. Last October, Young brought a suit in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, on behalf of Minnesota loggers, against two nonprofit environmental groups and the U.S. Forest Service. He contended that the environmentalists believed in […]