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Clarence Darrow

Clarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert Bobby Franks (1924) and defending John T.

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Chase after the truth like all *** and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails -- Clarence Darrow
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'' To Think is To differ '' Clarence Darrow
Ethically? Im sorry,I must be hearing things.Did you actually just use the wordEthically in a sentence? youre not Clarence Darrow Saul
"History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history." -- Clarence Darrow
2nd Year: Essay following quotations (easy version) Why I love Pakistan Love is a great passion. It is natural that man loves his native country. I love Pakistan because it is my dear homeland. It was a dream of a great visionary (Iqbal). Later a matchless interpreter, Quaid-e-Azam, realized this dream. The people of South Asia, especially Muslims, struggled hard against the English and Hindus and this country appeared on the map of the world on the 14th of August 1947. I love Pakistan because God gave it to us as a gift to fulfill our desire to make it an ideal Muslim State. We got it in the name of Islam. As Quaid says. “We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.” It was our duty to honour these pledges. Unfortunately, we are ashamed to say that we are still unable to show true spirit for which this state was made. It ought to have a demo ...
Life is a serious burden, which no thinking, humane person would wantonly inflict on someone else. -- Clarence Darrow
“I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.” - Clarence Darrow
What I hope to see for labor is the people who work in factories own the factories. —Clarence Darrow
The pursuit of truth shall set you free – even if you never catch up with it. —Clarence Darrow
You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free. —Clarence Darrow one can produce a single fact or to support the belief in and in personal immortality.-Clarence Darrow
A famous Philosopher and pluralist thinker name John Hick appeals to us in rhapsodical strains of contradictory prose and emotional appeals that Jesus is merely only one way in which a human being can be reconciled to God. In fact, while affirming the veracity of what Christ said and did as a legitimate pathway to heaven only for those who believe and trust him, he is able to intellectually appeal in subsequent, immediate arguments that those who follow the teachings of Muhammed or Bhuddah or Hari Chrisna or the Veda texts are on equal footing with equal potential to arrive at the same intended destination. These people who fear the disapproval of mankind more than the disapproval of God, paint life as a mountain with many trails leading to its summit. They appeal to us using reason when it is useful and emotion when reason fails. They appeal that if only the people of the world who do not Hope in Christ as the Savior of the World once hearing the Good News of Christ will believe with equal enthusiasm and ...
The world is mostly made up of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, opinionated, never doubting anything -- Clarence Darrow
Local history: Attorney Clarence Darrow spoke out against ‘stupid, brutal ignorant prejudice’ in...
Clarence Darrow once said the "society is nothing more than organized injustice". This notion is sitting ill with me today. I mean, it is true, sadly. However I don't feel it has to be. Wether or not we are naturally exploiters by nature, it's not until we actually have the means to exploit that we as humans become exploiters. The "injustice" does not occur until advantage, and the urge to hold onto said advantage, materializes. So, without a wad of fancy words and -isms: wouldn't a society leveled of advantage cease to be "organized injustice"?
Working people have a lot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work. - Clarence Darrow.
Visit the "First Flight" Lunar Module which marks the site where the first man on the moon took his first airplane ride in 1936.Play a round of disc golf at Young's Run Disc Golf Course in Clarence Darrow Metro Park.Photograph the "Center of the World".Go bird watching in the Shenango Wildlife Area.
Lawyer Clarence Darrow: "I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose."
"I have never killed anyone, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction."- Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)
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"The fact that there is a general belief in a future life is no evidence of its truth." [Clarence Darrow]
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. Clarence Darrow
* If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno * The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII * We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop * If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers * Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato * Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev * When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow * Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown * Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton * Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor ...
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.~Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968) "the world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,but by those who watch them without doing anything"~Albert Einstine "No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed."~ Clarence Darrow
“I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” — Clarence Darrow
Lost causes are the only ones orth fighting for:---Clarence Darrow
You drink the same water as the dinosaurs, Pleistocene man, Genghis Khan, Pontius Pilate,the historical Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad, Charlemagne, WJ Bryant, Clarence Darrow, Scopes AND all the goddam monkeys up and to and including Charlie Sheen and Idi Amin. That's so gross.
A dramatic courtroom scene with The Judge played by Jack Abella of Sterling Heights, Henry Drummond (fictional representation of Clarence Darrow) played by Ron Otulkowski of East Pointe, Rachel Brown played by Sarah Lovy of Berkley, and Matthew Harrison Brady (fictional representation of William Jennings Byran) played by Tim McGee of Troy. Photo by Joseph Lease
Jeanne's Weekly Lawyer Quip “The trouble with law and government is lawyers.” ... Clarence Darrow
On 23 Feb 1902, Clarence Darrow declines to run for mayor of Chicago, thus confounding the many enemies of Carter Harrison. This was over twenty years before the Loeb and the Scopes Monkey Trials.
Jane Addams (right) and Mary McDowell, 1917, Chicago. Chicagoans have been active in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), on both the local and national levels, since the organization's founding in 1920. Based in New York City, the ACLU evolved from earlier groups that responded to attacks on American pacifists during World War I and sought to defend the civil rights of conscientious objectors. The American Union Against Militarism, established in 1916, gave birth to the National Civil Liberties Bureau, which then became the ACLU. Although initially Chicago did not have a local branch of the ACLU, its residents were among the national organization's most prominent members. Jane Addams stood among the founding members and Clarence Darrow represented the ACLU in its first major case, the Scopes Monkey Trial. In 1929 Chicago members of the ACLU grew alarmed at what they saw as increasing police repression in the city. The group formally incorporated in 1931 as the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee and ...
I originally wrote this article in July, 2010. Sometimes it really does pay to revisit things. Islam, Sharia, jihad and terror. Daily, more things appear in the news about the truth of Islam from a multitude of venues. Why do people refuse to hear this truth? “Perhaps these things that seem important to me are unimportant, but they are all a part of the great human tragedy that stands before us. And if I could do something, which I can’t, to make the world better, I would try to have it more tolerant, more kindly, more understanding; could I do that and nothing else, I would be glad.” These were the words of Clarence Darrow during his closing argument in the case of People v. Henry Sweet on May 11, 1926 and as the saying goes, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. The point that Darrow was making was just because some things seemed unimportant, it didn’t mean they were and if one would listen, not just hear, but listen, they too may come to realize the truth. When I set out to ...
"Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve."- Clarence Darrow, famous American Lawyer!
I found this while going through my emails: Early in my life I fell in love with reading books about history. I started with whatever was available in school libraries and then later, base libraries which I recall as pretty good. Lots of biographies. Many of the biographies were Presidents and military heroes; but equally fascinating to me were Eugene Debs, Charles Darwin, Clarence Darrow, David Ben Gurien, Spartacus. All were men who challenged the Status Quo. Their stories made me into a "free thinker". Christine Lloyd was a similar soul who I could talk with about these type books. She introduced me to Sartre, Kirkegard for the existentialists philosophy that so influenced the European Left. She also gave me the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, the Icon of the right. So early in my life I am comparing political philosophies. I am forming my own opinions. Naturally I would do the same with religion. What & how a person thinks will influence everything in life. Christianity was just not right for me. ...
Leopold & Loeb & Clarence Darrow - OJ Simpson & Johnnie Cochran. Making a few parallels here...CRAZY bedtime stories. Sheesh! Yeah I'm kinda liking my insomnia right now...not in a hurry to sleep and dream. Egads!
Rep. Oscar S. De Priest, of Chicago sponsored Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. to West Point and also knew Bessie Coleman. Jones told investigators that De Priest received a monthly tribute of thousands of dollars from gambling houses that he protected in the “Black Belt.”43 Jones also testified that he had personally paid $2,800 in bribes to De Priest during a four-month period to protect his gambling clubs.44 Represented by none other than the famous attorney Clarence Darrow, De Priest responded that the money he had received from Jones represented campaign contributions and not graft.45 Chicago’s black population resented De Priest’s indictment and held a prayer meeting on Chicago’s courthouse steps.46 Because vice and corruption were common throughout Chicago, the black community felt that enforcement targeted at the black belt was unfair. The famous lawyer Clarence Darrow (of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial) was De Priest's lawyer. Atty. Darrow also aided Jesse Binga in his embezzlement trial.
Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for. Clarence Darrow Personally I think a Cause is only lost when "No One" Cares! III%
Clarence Darrow said he had never killed a man but he has read several obituaries with great pleasure.
Borrowed from a friend of the firm, quoting the great Clarence Darrow. "To be an effective criminal defense counsel, an attorney must be prepared to be demanding, outrageous, irreverent, blasphemous, a rogue, a renegade, and a hated isolated, and lonley person. . . Few love a spokesman for the despised and the damned." -Clarence Darrow A great lawyer and Alleghenian. Allegheny College
On Memorial Day, May 30, 1930, the Dixie Hotel displayed the Confederate battle flag. It hung from the south side of 43rd Street near 8th Avenue. One pedestrian mistook the flag for the Union Jack.[20] Clarence Darrow encouraged representatives of the Associated Motion Picture Advertisers to resist all types of censorship during an April 1931 luncheon at the hotel.[21] The same month Charles H. Vanderhoof, manager of the syndicate department of the New York Times, died at St. Luke's Hospital. His residence was the Dixie Hotel.[22] George R. Sanders of Brooklyn, New York jumped from the 14th floor of the hotel on March 13, 1931. His body crashed through the roof of a single story restaurant adjacent to the Dixie. He landed at the feet of two customers of the diner and the night manager. He left a note in his room identifying himself and citing mental depression as the reason for killing himself.[23] Olga Kibrick, daughter of a wealthy Brockton, Massachusetts insurance executive, committed suicide by leapin ...
Good afternoon every birdie from the twilight zone! Broke down today & lost it!! My Gemini evil twin came out!! Overwhelming dealing w/ fighting w/ the bank & power hungry agencies in our state who are brain dead w/ no teeth Forgive my French just give us BS & aggravation & make matters worse! Can't trust anyone ! Hubby can't get his cataract surgery under Medicare ! Blood in my urine. & a chronic cough etc! So much neglect & waste & very little to no medical care! ! Need to move on & start over! First need to get off this roller coaster ride ! Sorry to vent but Enough is enough! Maybe I'm ( we're) crazy but if we have to start over & are finally able to get some denero ! We are researching making Aliyah to the Land of Milk & Honey! At least we could finally get the right medical care & have community support! We would be fighting for our people instead of the constant stress every day fighting for medical care & finances promised etc ! Trying to keep the faith & hang in there ! Needing pra ...
Crime, strictly speaking, is only such conduct or acts as are forbidden by the law and for which penalties are prescribed. The classification of the act does not necessarily have relation to moral conduct. This cannot be fixed by any exact standard. There is no straight clear line between the good and the bad, the right and wrong. The general ways of determining good and bad conduct are of little value. The line between the two is always uncertain and shifting. And, in the analysis, good or bad conduct rests upon the 'folkways,' the habits, beliefs and customs of a community. While this is the real basis of judging conduct, it is always changing, and from the nature of things, if it could be made stable, it would mean that society was stratified and all hope of improvement dead. Clarence Darrow, Chicago, 1922
It is not important that you learn the art of talking, but it is important to find someone honest parties exchanged conversation. - Clarence Darrow
"Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas." - Clarence Darrow quotes from
" For myself, I have never killed anybody, but I have many times read obituary notices with great satisfaction." Clarence Darrow
Freedom comes from human beings, rather than from laws and institutions. Clarence Darrow. The Law has made us equal, but man has not. Eternal vigilance is the price for Liberty. C.D.
Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge - So named for the famous American Civil Liberties Union member and lawyer Clarence Darrow, the Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge is said to be haunted by his ghost. Darrow was most famous for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering a 14-year-old boy named Bobby Franks, and it is said every year his ghost returns to the bridge on the anniversary of his death.
Wisdom from Clarence Darrow, "People that don't acre fro books are the illiterate. So you taxi drivers can read the picture Daily News and still be illiterate people.
Everybody's all about the snow and I'm like "I can finally re-watch 'Clarence Darrow', from start to finish, without interruption!
Sentencing postponed due to weather by tnplowshares The sentencing hearing of Michael Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed and Megan Rice was interrupted by wintry weather—some might say providentially. Judge Amul Thapar announced at 1:15 that the federal courthouse was closing at 2:30pm because the accumulating snow promised to make travel treacherous. After a brief consultation among the attorneys it was decided they could not conclude the sentencing process by 2:30, so the Judge suspended the hearing; it is currently scheduled to resume February 18th at 9:00am in Knoxville. The courtroom was full of supporters, and a second courtroom was pressed into service; that room filled and there were reports of people sitting on the floor to view the proceedings on a big-screen TV. At 9:00am, the hearing opened with the judge hearing arguments about the amount of restitution that would be required of Megan, Greg and Michael. After hearing testimony from a B&W Y12 official, and a detailed cross examination, the judge heard ...
Clarence Darrow~ There is no such thing as justice - in or out of c
Aristotle, Clarence Darrow, Mario Cuomo, Sam and Toby are my foundational inspirations as a speechwriter.
Just received this wonderful review from Luís Torres, the former KNX newsman who is a recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, the duPont-Columbia Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and nine Golden Mike Awards. His column "Tales of Torres" currently appears on the Latinopia website. Lew Irwin has written a riveting account of a series of dramatic events -- punctuated by the murderous bombing of the Los Angeles Times in 1910 -- that have, quite surprisingly, not been written about very much. Certainly not written about in an account that so artfully weaves together events, policies and politics of the era in such a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. Irwin's engrossing storytelling brings together a remarkable cast of historical characters who contributed to the social and economic history of early Los Angeles and of the national political dynamics that helped form the city. The trial of those accused of bombing the Los Angeles Times building is the catalyst that brings these varied individuals togethe ...
I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a *** of a lot more if I had been understood. - Clarence Darrow
All right, so who was William Jennings Bryan? William Jennings Bryan was a newspaper editor, lawyer, congressman, secretary of state, 3 time democratic presidential candidate, and fundamentalist Christian apologist. But Bryan is best remembered by the distorted media depiction of his opposition to evolution. In the 1920's a number of Southern states had laws forbidding teaching evolution in the schools. Tennessee was one of the worst. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) wanted to test this law. They offered council to anyone wanting to be a defendant in the case. Some citizens of Dayton, Tennessee persuaded John T. Scopes to break the law and allow himself to be arrested. The ACLU provided Scopes with Clarence Darrow as defense attorney. Bryan was selected to lead the team for the prosecution. He argued on behalf of the Genesis account of creation. Unfortunately, the press portrayed him as uncultured and anti-intellectual in this debate on man's origins. And his arguments for creation were just not ...
“With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men.” - Clarence Darrow
" I believe in the Law of Love " - Clarence Darrow. This should be the first thing every law student should learn and case study
Really? TN and LA, smh. Where is Clarence Darrow when you need him? vs
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Driving home tonight, I turned on KUHF, and heard a politician singing the praises of Creationism, and extolling his Christianity. I assumed that I had inadvertently stumbled upon a radio broadcast of "Inherit the Wind, " that famous 1955 classic dramatizing the epic clash between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryant during the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. I listened some more. It was the Republican primary debate for Lt. Governor of the State of Texas in 2014.
Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit. It was now Mid-August which meant he had been separated from Marsha for more than two months. Two months, and all he had to show was three dog-eared letters and two very expensive long-distance phone calls. True, when school had ended and she'd returned to Wisconsin, and he to Locust, Pennsylvania, she had sworn to maintain a certain fidelity. She would date occasionally, but merely as amusement. She would remain faithful. But lately Waldo had begun to worry. He had trouble sleeping at night and when he did, he had horrible dreams. He lay awake at night, tossing and turning underneath his pleated quilt protector, tears welling in his eyes as he pictured Marsha, her sworn vows overcome by liquor and the smooth soothing of some neanderthal, finally submitting to the final caresses of sexual oblivion. It was more than the human mind could bear. Visions of Marsha's faithlessness haunted him. Daytime fantasies of sexual abandon permeated his thoughts. And the thing was, the ...
I think I spelt stokell wrong. idk. prepare the noose/ someone send clarence darrow. I'll spend the rest of my days writing greetings cards
"... it is a confession that punishment does not deter, but instead suggests and encourages crime." -Clarence Darrow
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He could captivate juries with speeches of astonishing length and, in three celebrated American cases, rewrote legal history. No wonder Clarence Darrow can lay claim to being the greatest trial lawyer of all time, says Donald McRae
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. • Clarence Darrow
Why George Orwell Was Pro-Life by Mark Stricherz - August 24, 2010 Reprinted with permission from our good friends at, the leading online journal of Catholic faith, culture, and politics. More than three decades after the legalization of abortion, the story line has barely changed. Granted, technology, especially the increasing sophistication of ultrasound, is altering the debate. But if some disinterested screenwriter right now were to turn the script into a movie, what would it most closely resemble? I'd put my money on Inherit the Wind, the 1960 film about the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, in which a public school teacher was accused, and later found guilty, of teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. In that two-dimensional movie, as in the abortion debate today, a religious right is pitted against an intellectual left. Playing the role of Evangelical statesman William Jennings Bryan would be many pro-lifers. Both believe that the matter at hand can be discussed only in religiou ...
Good Luck to my Carter Austen today... tournament three in the Chicago Debate League and Chicago Debate Commission's series. He rocked it out last tournament- taking first in speaker out of 170-180 kids... but this tournament is going to be really difficult. Proud of my boy no matter HOW he places. Have fun today, Carter- Mom, Dad Joe and Riley ( and Nana too) cannot wait to watch our young "Clarence Darrow" in action!!! Hope you and dad got to your school safely.. the rest of us will be catching up with you soon!! Rock it out, Carter! Mom loves you..
Right now, I am reading the William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow debate during the famous Scopes "Monkey" Trial. The chutzpah Darrow must have had is amazing. I wish I could go back in time just to have to privilege to have walked the planet when such a controversial figure was living and breathing.
Tomorrow, my Dad Jackie Bray, turns 61. I'm spending my day in trial. One way or the other we celebrate Saturday. Happy Birthday Dad! The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries. Clarence Darrow
My reading skills have slowed me down, but I got a stack of new hardback books over Christmas (John Grisham and Forrest Carr being the only fiction. Others cover a wide array of biography/autobiographies (Gary Burton, Tom Landry, Roger Ailes ("The Loudest Voice in the Room"), Clarence Darrow & the new Mary Matalin/James Carvelle book "Love and War." Where to begin? Leaning towards Burton's "Learning to Listen," but I've been known to read two at the same time. Books always fit and never break when dropped.
"The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom." Clarence Darrow
When Insults Had Class Technology, the internet, and all the great advancement of our present time are spectacular, to say the least. Everybody can broadcast to the world in a nanosecond. We can all have our famous "15 minutes", as Andy Warhol had predicted in 1968. The catch is that despite the amazing tools at our disposal, for the most part, instead of helping us, they are hurting us. We are relying on the tools so much, that we are slowly stopping to learn how to write, how to think creatively, and how to use the powerful tools to better ourselves, and for the betterment of humanity.  We even forgot how to kindly invite someone to go to *** in such a way that they actually look forward to the trip! :) Today, almost everywhere on the internet, the spelling is atrocious, and the way people insult each other is by calling everything *** or "cheesy" or a host of other very nasty words that I will not repeat. However, there was a time when even insults had class! These glorious insults are from an era ...
"...knowledge? I do. The church has always been afraid of that tree. It still is afraid of knowledge.". -Clarence Darrow
"A prison is confining to the body, but whether it affects the mind, depends entirely upon the -- Clarence Darrow
"I believe in the brain of man. I'm not worried about my soul.". -- Clarence Darrow
"..or woman to *** If there were such a being, he would be a god; he would be a -- Clarence Darrow
"...out of his existence he must get while he is -- Clarence Darrow
"...where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that means.". -- Clarence Darrow
"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a to be called an do not pretend to know...". -- Clarence Darrow
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"The Story of My Life" is his autobiography. Mine is "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned."
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Some of you says religion makes people happy, so does laughing gas. So does whiskey. - Clarence Darrow
"Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals" - Clarence Darrow
Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom. - Clarence Darrow
I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it. - Clarence Darrow
In this episode we see a dramatic recreation of a debate between G.K. Chesterton and Clarence Darrow. Copyright EWTN MMVIII.
We celebrated Christmas by reenacting Clarence Darrow's closing argument from the People v. Henry Sweet
asking of can be a star anywhere is like asking if Clarence Darrow could try a case.
“We have the purpose of preventing bigots and ignoramuses from controlling the education of the United States.” —Clarence Darrow
Traditionally, atheism has been connected with Marxism and progressive politics, and religion has been connected with conservatism and right wing politics, but I see a change coming. Ayn Rand set the stage by combining radical right wing economics with individualistic social ideas and an atheistic, materialistc (although thoroughly inconsistent) ontology. Libertarians, the political offspring of Ayn Rand's world view, represent a fast growing segment of the Republican Party. And religion hasn't always been consistently connected with the right. Yes, there was the Spanish Catholic Church siding with Franco in the Spanish Civil War. And the Christian Democratic Parties throughout Europe which have fought the advances of Social Democracy. And there's the Christian right in the U.S. But at the grass roots, Christian denominations have often been connected with progressive politics. William Jennings Bryan, the guy who faced off against Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial, was also a political progressiv ...
The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business. Clarence Darrow
History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history. Clarence Darrow
cleaning up some files...ran into some old quotes. I, like every soldier of America, will die for the freedom of the press, even for the freedom of newspapers that call me everything that is a good deal less than being a gentleman. Dwight D. Eisenhower, press conference, Moscow, August 14, 1945 Writing for a newspaper is like running a revolutionary war; you go into battle not when you are ready but when action offers itself. Norman Mailer, The Presidential Papers, 1963. The press is the enemy. Richard M. Nixon, comment on the press, as remembered by William Safire, Before the Fall, 1975. There are only two forces that can carry light to all corners of the globe--the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press. Mark Twain, speech, Associated Press, New York City, September 18, 1906 If we are not to have a chance to fulfill our one potentiality--the power of loving--why were we not born men? At least we could have had an occupation then. Ruth Benedict, in Margaret Mead, An Anthropologist at Work, 1951 [Wom ...
"The most human thing we do is comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." -Clarence Darrow
Hey, folks: Let's read about one of the original "Affluenza" murder cases, argued unsuccessfully by Clarence Darrow. http:…
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one -- Clarence Darrow
"If all sinners were to be shot at sight Few would be left to bury the dead." -Clarence Darrow
Good Evening Everyone, I hope that all of you had a nice Sunday. Those of you who reside in Wisconsin, I hope you survived the snow fall. Beth, Ben, and I went to Catholic Sunday services a tradition that we have done for 15 years. Taking Ben to church on Sunday is quite an experience. There are certain Liturgical experiences that through the years have to be understood and enjoyed. For example, upon entry in the church he pays particular attention to the Stations of the Cross portraits that adorn both sides of the church aisle. During the Offertory which he calls “basket,” I’m obligated to give him a couple of dollars, for him to dispose in the “basket,” which is acted out on his part as a great financial sacrifice. During the “Let Us Offer the Sign of Peace,” rendition of the service, he insists on shaking hands with everyone in the church, and emphatically demands that Beth and I “kiss” as an affirmation of our love for each other. Communion is a whole new experience that we’r ...
“With the land and possession of America rapidly passing into the hands of a favored few; with great corporations taking the place of individual effort; with the small shops going down before the great factories and department stores; with thousands of men and women in idleness and want; with wages constantly tending to a lower level; ... with bribery and corruption openly charged, constantly reiterated by the press, and universally believed; and above all and more than all, with the knowledge that the servants of the people, elected to correct abuses, are bought and sold in legislative halls at the bidding of corporations and individuals: with all these notorious evils sapping the foundations of popular government and destroying personal liberty, some rude awakening must come. And if it shall come, ... when you then look abroad over the ruin and desolation, remember the long years in which the storm was rising, and do not blame the thunderbolt.” ~ Clarence Darrow--"The Right of Revolution" (1895)
"All we know about the new economic world tells us that nations which train ENGINEERS will prevail over those which train LAWYERS. No nation has ever sue its way to greatness." Clarence Darrow.
From today's Writer's Almanac: The Lincoln Tunnel opened to traffic on this date in 1937, connecting midtown Manhattan with Weehawken, New Jersey. The New Deal's Public Works Administration funded the $85 million project. First proposed in 1930, construction of the tunnel took three and a half years. It was originally to be named the Midtown Vehicular Tunnel, but people thought it should have a more grandiose name, like the George Washington Bridge. They named it after the 16th president instead. The tunnel is a mile and a half long, and it runs under the Hudson River. Construction was slow and treacherous. The "sandhogs," as the workers were known, had to go through a series of airlocks to gradually adjust to the increase in pressure. They had to work quickly because they could only spend brief periods in the high-pressure conditions under the river. The constant rock drills and occasional dynamite explosions were deafening. But the tunnel was completed without a single fatality, largely because sandhogs ...
1. Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving. (My personal favorite funny quotes) 2. Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee. 3. Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband! 4. I believe we should all pay our tax with a smile. I tried - but they wanted cash. 5. Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent. 6. Don't marry the person you want to live with, marry the one you cannot live without, but whatever you do, you'll regret it later. 7. You can't buy love, but you pay heavily for it. 8. Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. 9. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. 10. Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she will take it anyway. 11. My wife and I always compromise. I admit I'm wrong and she agrees with me. 12. Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others. 13. Ladies first. Pretty ladies sooner. 14. A succes ...
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. ~Clarence Darrow
"The trouble with law is lawyers." - Clarence Darrow quotes from
Yes, Clarence Darrow, I know the First Amendment doesn't apply to private actors. This observation is neither novel nor interesting. The question is whether you want to live in society that is Perpetually Aggrieved.
"Inside every lawyer is the wreck of a poet." -Clarence Darrow
Directed by John Rich. With Henry Fonda, John Houseman. The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.
Just finished Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Dammed by John Farrell. What are you reading these days?
"It is the mediocre, the thimble-riggers, the cheap players to the crowd, the men who take the customs and thoughts of the common people, who weave them into song and oratory and feed them back to the crowd, who get the votes. And from them nothing ever did come and I fear nothing can" Clarence Darrow
Camille, here is the promised list of books. There are a couple of diversions, though. The first being that the list is 17 instead of 10 (as Zorana will tell you, I don't follow directions well). The second is that the list was already prepared a while back when a friend of mine (Sara Shambarger) asked for a list of the books that meant the most to me. Here I am just including the list. For Sara, I also included why they were important to me. If you also want to see that, just ask. Here they are: 1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961). 2. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1974 Collector’s Edition). 3. Clarence Darrow for the Defense by Irving Stone (1941). 4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1866). 5. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin (1961). 6. *** An Autobiography by *** Gregory (1964). 7. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown (1970). 8. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (1946). 9. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922). 10. The Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fisch ...
Two very different men were born this day in Alabama. One a former Confederate, and the other the furthest thing from it. On this day in 1816, Clement Claiborne Clay was born in Huntsville as eldest son to then-legislator and later Governor Clement Comer Clay. Clay was educated at Greene Academy, the University of Alabama, and the University of Virginia in law where he graduated in 1839. That year he went into practice with his father and future U.S. Senator Jeremiah Clemens. In 1842 Clay won election to the Alabama House of Representatives and was re-elected twice. He married the niece of Judge Henry Collier, an eventual Alabama Governor. In 1848 Clay became a Madison County judge. Clay transformed from a traditional Jacksonian Democrat into a States' Rights Democrat, aligning himself with William Lowndes Yancey. Clay ran against future-Governor Rufus Cobb for Cobb's Congressional seat and was soundly defeated by Cobb. Clay then defeated his former law partner Jeremiah Clemens for the latter's Senate sea ...
I wonder if I should have included "Inherit the Wind" in my list of influential books? I'll bet I read it ten times. Dekie Hicks and I even made a pilgrimage to Dayton, Tennessee and visited the court house where the trial took place. Inherit the Wind is a play and is a fictionalized account of a famous trial. Are you familiar with the trial? It was also made into a movie with Spencer Tracy played the part that was based on Clarence Darrow.
Kevin Spacey portraying Clarence Darrow in the film titled Darrow. The scene is the closing plea by Clarence Darrow in the Leopold & Leob murder trial. Pleas...
I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I've been hurt buthough you never touch its coattails, Clarence Darrow
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law, Schopenhauerm beginning to believe it, -Clarence Darrow
After someone hurts you, you're not the same anymore, will pay for the copies I give away, ~ Clarence Darrow
Hotmail lawyer and LeDrew going head to head. Clarence Darrow + W.J. Bryant ! The Monkey Trials!!
I am having a crash course in discourse and reasoning in reading closing statements by Clarence Darrow.
Why do all good things come to an end? :( though you never touch its coattails, Clarence Darrow
John has been married already 3 times and each time to the same w't believe in Mother Goose - Clarence Darrow
Tonight in Houston, I was recognized with the Clarence Darrow Award. Thank you to the HCDLA for the honor!
Thanks Clarence, although your writing has me beat. Less than $5 a month:
For Caramel, I'll leave you w/ words of Clarence Darrow: Mercy is highest attribute of man.(Give him Blitzer's job instead.)
"There's no such thing as standing still. Unless a fellow moves ahead, he's left behind." Clarence Darrow
says what I think and why you should understand "free will" if you want to talk about justice.
I thought I was doin' fine, 'bout to get you off my mind - George Strait, Wrapped soul and brain of man ~ Clarence Darrow
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I wish Clarence Darrow was still around to take my case.
of a former Idaho governor from 1906-1907, pitted him against “Big Bill” Haywood, Clarence Darrow and the mineworkers union. It
It was the "Trial of the Century" when Clarence Darrow came to Detroit to defend Dr. Ossian Sweet and 10 other occupants of Sweet's Garland Street home against charges of murder. A member of the mob numbering in the hundreds assembling outside the Sweet home after he and his family moved in had been shot and killed.
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The unsaved man discovers after death that DEATH DOES NOT IT ALL Contrary to the theories advanced by such men as Clarence Darrow and other infidels, they find that death does not end all. Our text says, "The rich man also died *** he life up his eyes..." The rich sinner discovers he is going to live on and on.8:44: Sometimes when the sinner gets into trouble, the Devil comes and tempts him to commit suicide. "This is the way out," says the Devil. Many have been the poor souls who have believed the lie of Satan. They have committed suicide only to find that death did not end it all. They discover that troubles only begin at death for the sinner. Job has asked an immortal questions in his book. "If a man die, shall he live again?" (Job 14:14) is the question the sinner finds an answer for the moment he dies. Yes, man shall live on. Look at the sinners mentioned in the Bible who died without God and discovered that death did not end all. The rich man. Agrippa, Felix, Festus, Judas are a few ...
On this day in 1925, The Detroit News reports “Sweet Jurors Still At Odds.” The report centers on a racial incident that occurs on the city’s lower east in an all-white neighborhood. Dr. Ossian Sweet, prominent African-American doctor, buys a house, located at 2905 Garland. The Sweet family, who moved into the house on September 8, endures continual race-related badgering and taunts from their white neighbors. The action results in a white man, Leon Breiner, being killed and 11 friends and members of the Sweet family standing trial for murder, including Ossian and his brother Henry. Attorney Clarence Darrow represents them and Frank Murphy presides over the case as judge. The jury, comprised of 12 white men, is deliberating. After 46 hours of review and debate, the legal proceeding will end in a mistrial. Seven of the jurors want a manslaughter conviction for Ossian and Henry Sweet, five argue for an acquittal, according to reports published later. As for the other defendants, the vote is 10 to two ...
Am a Raider fan but still. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is looking at a 1 yr. suspension for testing positive for THC again within a 1 yr. time frame. Really ? 1st of all it is legal in WA state and then it is classified as a performance enhancing drug according to the NFL. Not quite right. Clarence Darrow said "Never make the punishment worse then the crime". Good player and I hope he gets off the hook. This from Raidernation.
How can I ever thank you? gushed a woman to Clarence Darrow, after he had solved her legal troubles. "My dear woman," Darrow replied, "ever since the Phoenicians invented money there has been only one answer to that question."
"The truth is always modern, and there never comes a time when it is safe to give it voice." Clarence Darrow.
I have lived my life and I have fought my battles, not against the weak and poor, but against power, injustice, against oppression. -Clarence Darrow
There is no other bargaining but collective bargaining. Clarence Darrow 1915
Jon Stewart keeps pretending as though the main problem with the Affordable Care Act is the website. He is ignoring the vast problems with implementation, the rising premiums, the dropped coverage, the godawful planning. Even for a big-government Democratic program, this is a fantastic disaster, and will almost surely prove far more calamitous than all but the most kneejerk Obama critics predicted. I don't expect Stewart and other media liberals and progressives to call for a free market in health care, but some journalistic integrity is in order. They are grossly downplaying the mess, and it's unbecoming. When progressive Clarence Darrow investigated the early New Deal's crown jewell, the National Recovery Administration, he called it "harmful, monopolistic, oppressive, grotesque, invasive, fictitious, ghastly, anomalous, preposterous, irresponsible, savage, wolfish." I don't expect that kind of non-partisan rigor from left-of-center opinion leaders, but even from a reformist liberal, "good government" p ...
I'm honoured and thrilled to be taking over as film critic forbeginning to believe it, Clarence Darrow
How did a guilty plea help revive the career of Clarence Darrow. Find out in Ep 2
speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom. - Clarence Darrow (2/2)
that one person that makes you look foward to going to that one class, fights for himself ~ Clarence Darrow
Happy to watch accept the Clarence Darrow award tonite--she's eloquent, elegant, genuine. An aspiration for women. 2014!
Great to see tonight. She won Clarence Darrow award from the HCDLA.
Liberals and Justifying murder. Behind a lot of the sympathy we see directed at criminals and terrorists is the underlying false premise that equates their motives and morality with ours. We assume that they are people just like ourselves, that their humanity and innate morality is equivalent to our own. It is only 'circumstances' which have forced them to steal, to kill, to molest children, to blow themselves up in crowded streets. It is not they who are to blame but the 'circumstances.' You might argue that this line of argument goes back to class warfare, to the French revolution, to Communism, to Clarence Darrow and the entire spread of liberalism across Europe and America. Where the right divided up sinners from saints, the left argued that the sinners were not truly any different than the saints but only societal hypocrisy and economic and social divisions maintained the illusion and the circumstances to insure that division. In reality both sides were partly right. Sometimes people are stealing out ...
Irving Stone's Clarence Darrow for the Defense. Re-read. Made me want to be like him-8th grade.
What’s going on with at the Jr. Cavers school? I could’ve been Clarence Darrow or Atticus Finch.
I miss you, not the "I haven't seen you in a while" kind of miss you, but 't believe in Mother Goose - Clarence Darrow
People in this world are not often logical. -Clarence Darrow
Actor Richard Clark to perform as Clarence Darrow, the famous attorney Oct 27 @ 3 pm.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity, - Ralph Waldo Emersonnd more than anywhere else, ~ Clarence Darrow
Yes, & also I'm like Clarence Darrow - use all the words we have available to use. Funny 1st 50 times, then not much so.
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking, soul and brain of man ~ Clarence Darrow
Oh, so you're a great guy? Tell us all about how you're single,m beginning to believe it, -Clarence Darrow
I guess I never know exactly why you thought I wasn't good enough for you, fights for himself ~ Clarence Darrow
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Got a Movie Production Meeting today. It appears that they actually have a shooting date in mind, too! I foresee make up, and costume, possibly some CG! All this and I'm still trying to find Clarence Darrow! Aah, the life!
Clarence Darrow had the courage that lawyers should try to copy because we are supposed to protect those who do not have the capacity to do for themselves.
Wow!!! do you endorse that?? Hope that you like Lawyers nevertheless..."The law is a horrible business. ~Clarence Darrow"
5 biz lessons from Clarence Darrow, told by the lawyer who's been reading all his mail:
: One of the highlights of my life was watching your father in his theatrical one man portrayal of Clarence Darrow.
"There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action." - CLARENCE DARROW
Attorney for the Damned: The Words He Spoke in His Most Crucial Daring Hours book download. Clarence Darrow, Art
I'm more of a modern day Clarence Darrow.
listen Atticus: you ain't no Clarence Darrow and this isn't a *** court of law.
prosecutors were terrible but it could've been clarence darrow & juror B37 prob still would've said not guilty
u don't invite gov into home. U are giving someone your car when valet. Nice try clarence darrow.
Michigan's castle law was enacted to protect a black minister who hshot a KKK who broke into his home to kill him. Clarence Darrow defended.
Going to namenames and give data n figures tomorrow to the el presidente, I'm going to be some kind of Clarence Darrow-Rosaparks hybrid
That sounds like something Clarence Darrow would say. ;-)
Donald McRae's biography on Clarence Darrow is rather ruined by him writing it in the style of a novel. Unfortunate.
Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner, Vermont.Clarence Darrow -
The great courtroom battles of Clarence Darrow -
"A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation.” Clarence Darrow
The Daily Compass Sympathy - “Sympathy is the child of imagination” ― Clarence Darrow How do you use your im...
" I have suffered a lot from being misunderstood, but I will suffer a lot more had I been understood." - Clarence Darrow.
In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. The law, which had been passed in March, made it a misdemeanor punishable by fine to "teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals." With local businessman George Rappalyea, Scopes had conspired to get charged with this violation, and after his arrest the pair enlisted the aid of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to organize a defense. Hearing of this coordinated attack on Christian fundamentalism, William Jennings Bryan, the three-time Democratic presidential candidate and a fundamentalist hero, volunteered to assist the prosecution. Soon after, the great attorney Clarence Darrow agreed to join the ACLU in the defense, and the stage was set for one of the most famous trials in U.S. history. ...
"Brundage... a member of the Dil Pickle Club, a hidden Towertown hangout for radical literati such as Clarence Darrow, Emma Goldman, Big Bill Haywood, Lucy Parsons, Upton Sinclair, Sherwood Anderson, Carl Sandburg and Ben Hecht... some of the most fascinating Americans ever. [Yet] the main appeal is the faithful reproduction of an uncountable number of Brundage paintings. Well... I could count them, but each time I tried I got lost in the beauty of the work itself... without Margaret Brundage, there might not have been a Rowena, a Julie Bell, or a Olivia de Beradinis." — Mike Gold; July 3, 2013
Camping is finished and was fantastic. Starting tomorrow I jump into being Interplayers' Associte Artistic Director. Two days of auditions in Seattle, then the casting process with Artistic Director Reed McColm. Back to Spokane to assist with "Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)", *** Camp" and "Super Ben". Then I'll direct "Church Basement Ladies". Then I'll direct "Brighton Beach Memories". Then I'll play Clarence Darrow in "Never the Sinner" directed by the brilliant Ken Urso. Then an assist on "Our Town". And then, probably, direct a special Christmas production. Kinda busy.
By Pat Buchanan In the "Monkey Trial," 80 years ago, the issue was: Did John Scopes violate Tennessee law forbidding the teaching of evolution? Indeed he had. Scopes was convicted and fined $100. But because a cheerleader press favored Clarence Darrow, the agnostic who defended Scopes, Christian fundamentalism — and the reputation of William Jennings Bryan, who was put on the stand and made to defend the literal truth of every Bible story from Jonah and the whale to the six days of creation — took a pounding. The aim of his defenders was not to prove Scopes innocent, but to humiliate the fundamentalists and persuade a higher court to throw out the Tennessee law. But today, Darwinism is in the dock. Dogmatic believers in evolution are facing challenges to the claim that their doctrine is established truth, scientifically proven. "Intelligent design" is the banner under which evolution is being put under siege, and the methodology of attack is the one Darrow used on Bryan: Prove to us that your theory i ...
I know somebody needs some budding Clarence Darrow type lawyers. Elizabeth Warren needs a coupla brilliant young legal minds to help her dissect Wall Street and all the political and bureaucratic institutions that protect it. There is no more worthy cause for the justice system than for it to become truly just. And there is no better leader than to have Senator Elizabeth Warren leading a powerful lobby of lawyers to a completely independent investigation of Wall Street and the Federal Reserve. If people actually want the truth about why we have endless wars, poverty and economic disaster...that is the job that needs to be done. And it will take several extraordinarily courageous attorneys and a legion of supporters, especially an enlightened pubic to get it done.
Very interesting take on Leopold and Loeb - the two wealthy Chicago teenagers who callously decided to kill a young boy to test their intellectual superiority and detachment. It's a fictionalized account - not true to the actual case, but the characters and their motives are based on the 1924 crime. I recently saw "Compulsion" (1959), based on the events leading up to their capture and court case, and recommend it as well. Orson Welles plays their defense lawyer (the brilliant Clarence Darrow in real life) with gusto.
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