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Archive: September 2018

THE TENNESSEE LAWYER WHO TURNED DOWN A SEAT ON THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

Posted on September 27th, 2018

Next to the Presidency, it is the most powerful position in the United States government.  And unlike the Presidency, it is a position one can hold for more than eight years.  In fact, once your appointment is confirmed by the United States Senate and you are sworn in, you can hold the job for the rest of your life. 

The position is, of course, Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

MY NEW MORNING NEWSPAPER

Posted on September 20th, 2018

I’m addicted to newspapers.  For nearly sixty years, I have started each day reading the morning paper. 

I learned to read in the first grade not only by meeting Dick and Jane (“Run, Dick Run!”) in my elementary school reading primers, but also by perusing the Commercial Appeal with my father each morning at the breakfast table.