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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You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. CLARENCE DARROW
"The most human thing we do is comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."-Clarence Darrow
"Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. So does whiskey." ~Clarence Darrow (cont)
90 yrs ago Leopold & Loeb meet the famed lawyer Clarence Darrow who saved them from hanging ! Thrill Me
They had it set in the round for Kevin Spacey's Clarence Darrow.
"There is no justice, in court or out." - Clarence Darrow. There are five court jesters who need to be removed...
Clarence Darrow: Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away. |
25 years ago today I had the honor of channeling Clarence Darrow, the Attorney for the Damned at the Canadian...
"Ignorance and fanaticism is ever busy and needs feeding." Clarence Darrow . That's why we have certain news organizations and talk radio.
A response to the Hobby Lobby decision was written in 1925—in Tennessee! via Clarence Darr…
Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve. — Clarence Darrow
Now that is an incisive and compelling argument. Clearly his skills at debate rival that of Clarence Darrow himself.
Patriotic leadership - "true patriots dislike injustice in their homeland more than anywhere else." Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow on ~ "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner, Vermont., by Clarence Darrow
King Kevin rules supreme: Spacey is magnificent in one-man show Clarence Darrow, writes QUENTIN LETTS | Mail Online :
"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
"Think on These Things. . . ." "True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else." Clarence Darrow
Andrew Scott arrives at the Baltic Bar and Restaurant ahead of The Old Vic's Clarence Darrow Final Night Gala.
"The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children." - Clarence Darrow
"The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it." - Clarence Darrow
"Freedoms come from human beings, rather than from laws and institutions." -Clarence Darrow. Absolutely.
Thanks to all who came out for Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic! What a blast it was to do. Now back to Washington for... well, you know.
Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic last night was wonderful! was outstanding!!
We went to see 'Ghost stories' yesterday and enjoyed it.After the play finished i wanted to get a photo of The Old Vic with the Clarence Darrow posters etc still up with it being the final night..I suddenly saw Andrew Scott crossing the road with a woman on his arm and a programme in his hand..what a wonderful suprise..then we walked passed the stage door where a small crowd had gathered and Kevin Spacey waved from a window upstairs..i waved back,he was with Jeremy Irons.I also saw the actor who plays Mr Selfridge getting into a car after seeing the play...you couldn't make it up,i only went to get a photo of the theatre :) We had also visited The Museum of Comedy earlier and got to see the funny long shoes worn by Little Tich,Max Millers suit...and Tommy Coopers funny 'womens legs' table [We had only stumbled on this museum by chance during a visit a few weeks ago to see The Pajama game]
Kevin McGee Falling into the category of one of the craziest things that I have ever done; this one probably takes the cake! As some of you know, I will be performing David Rintel’s “Clarence Darrow” at Homecoming this September at Lyndon State College. In March, while doing research on the internet, I discovered that Kevin Spacey was going to be doing the show in London, May 28th-June 15th at The Old Vic Theatre where he is concluding his tenure as the Artistic Director. He had previously played Darrow both in the film “Clarence Darrow” and on stage in, “Inherit the Wind". I wrote to him at The Old Vic, introducing myself and explaining my fondness for Darrow and that I would be performing the Rintel’s play in September as a benefit for the Portner Prize. I expressed that I would love to see him perform Clarence Darrow in London as well as to have an opportunity to meet him and discuss the show and his approach to the character. I did say that the likelihood of that happening fell into the ...
During Kevin Spacey's opening night performance in the one-man-show Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic Theater in London, the inexcusable happened. Someone's cell phone went off, in the middle of an important and pivotal speech. Staying in character as the...
Good for Kevin Spacey who stopped his one-man show, "Clarence Darrow" in London to berate a patron with a ringing cellphone. "If you don't answer that I will" was his comment. When will people stop being stupid?
After an overnight visit in Stratford-on-Avon and a trip through the Cotswolds and dinner in Oxford, we will spend part of the day today in Kent and see the cliffs of Dover. Tomorrow: The Old Vic and Kevin Spacey in "Clarence Darrow."
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Black Rage Confronts the Law by Paul Harris New York University Paperback In 1971, Paul Harris pioneered the modern version of the "black rage" defense when he successfully defended a young black man charged with armed bank robbery. Dubbed "one of the most novel criminal defenses in history" by Vanity Fair, the black rage defense is enormously controversial, frequently dismissed as irresponsible, nothing less than a harbinger of anarchy. Consider the firestorm of protest that resulted when the defense for Colin Ferguson, the gunman who murdered numerous passengers on a New York commuter train, let on that it was considering a black rage defense. Harris here traces the origins of the black rage defense back through American history, recreating numerous dramatic trials along the way. He recounts in vivid detail how Clarence Darrow introduced the notion of an environmental hardship defense in 1925 while defending a black family who shot into a drunken white mob that has encircled their home. The black rage d ...
Back from a brilliant but hot day in London with Lyn and Heather where we witnessed at the Old Vic this afternoon one of the best bits of theatre ever, words cannot describe how good Kevin Spacey was in the show Clarence Darrow,his final performance before stepping down as Creative Director, it was a privilege to witness and the standing ovation was so well deserved.
Do any of my wonderfully connected friends know how I can get hold of 2 tickets for Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic?
Clarence Darrow review - Kevin Spacey shines in barnstorming performance as famed lawyer
Been lucky enough to watch a masterclass in acting by in Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic 5*
Sunday afternoon treat - about to watch Clarence Darrow with at The Old Vic (he is in it, not sitting next to me)
At Old Vic for Clarence Darrow action. Spacey better be good. I'll leave my phone on throughout. Feel free to call it!
At The Old Vic once again. This time front row seat to Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow in the round :)
Kevin Spacey is currently starring as legendary attorney Clarence Darrow at London's Old Vic Theatre, and, although he's played the role at that same theatre before (in Inherit the Wind), his performance in Clarence Darrow is especially challenging because he's doing it in the round. The last thing…
London review: Kevin Spacey the forceful, vital center of 'Clarence Darrow'
"House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey snapped at an audience member when his/her phone rang during the opening night of his new one-man show "Clarence Darrow."
This much is clear: You don't want to mess with Kevin Spacey, Frank Underwood or in real life. During a one-man performance of Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic Theatre in London, Spacey took the time to berate an audience member whose cell phone had gone off during a key scene.
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ACTOR Kevin Spacey reprimanded a member of his audience last night after a mobile phone went off during the opening show of his play, Clarence Darrow.
WENN Actor Kevin Spacey called out an audience member in the middle of his play 'Clarence Darrow' after a ringing cell phone interrupted a monologue. The actor is in the midst of a two-and-a-half ...
Kevin Spacey halted a play Thursday night after an audience member's phone rang. The 'House of Cards' star never broke character during the opening night of 'Clarence Darrow' at London's Old Vic Theatre but managed to reprimand the unnamed man.
Staying in character, tells off audience member after phone rings during 'Clarence Darrow'
Excellent evening last night watching Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow, good work on organising Iain Manson!
actor Kevin told off an audience member on Wed, when their phone interrupted his one-man show.
House of Cards' Kevin Spacey told off audience member after phone rang during '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~ *When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.*~Clarence Darrow~ *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 and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.*~Oscar Ameringer~ *I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.*~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952~ *A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.*~ Tex Guinan~ *I have co ...
Always. Always, put your phones on silent. Especially when is talking.
Another show-stopping moment on stage in the news. A phone interrupts Kevin Spacey's one-man show.
Clarence Darrow, Old Vic, review: ‘Spacey is spellbinding’: Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of the great US lawyer is...
Best line in Clarence Darrow tonight “If you don't answer that, I will" All the audience cheered and clapped wildly .
- In the presence of Sir one must have a sense of decorum...and respect! Jeez Louise! Honestly!Tut tut!
Being back if only for a short while, reminds me why I love doing this.
One great performer's tribute to another: Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW (as arena!) is thrilling. Review: http:/…
Kevin Spacey is incredible. Clarence Darrow best theatre I have seen. Ever.
"When I was nine years old, my father put me to work hoeing potatoes . Then I went into law and I’ve not done a day’s work since." Clarence Darrow.
Kevin Spacey returns to the stage as notorious American lawyer and civil libertarian, Clarence Darrow.
"Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it. Clarence Darrow.
Super excited to be seeing Kevin Spacey tonight on stage in a one man show - Clarence Darrow. Thanks Carolyn Kaiser for including me!!
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
Where Did Cain Get His Wife? Michael Pickford The question above is an age old question. Sadly, there are many Christians who cannot adequately answer it. However, there is an answer! At the Scopes trial in Tennessee in 1925, ACLU lawyer Clarence Darrow asked the religious William Jennings Bryan the question about Cain’s wife. Bryan couldn’t give an answer. How tragic! Beloved, learn how to answer this and other questions posed by those who despise the wonderful word of God. To get a clear understanding of the proper answer to the question, we should first understand what is NOT the answer to the question. For example, some contend that God had created another group of people in the same manner as He created Adam. There are several biblical reasons why this cannot be so. For example, in Genesis 2:19-25 we learn that God brought forth to Adam every animal created. “But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him” (Vs. 20b). God then created Eve from a rib from Adam’s side. Why would G ...
Somewhere Clarence Darrow is smiling with pride.
"I have never killed anyone, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction." - Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)
Have just been to the Old Vic to see Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow which is truly brilliant. Who else did I see in the audience? You may well ask. None other than Nigella Lawson with Salmon Rushdie and then Tony and Cherie!
Kevin Spacey delivers a heartfelt, powerful an inherently humane message during today's "Clarence Darrow" play. The whole of Old Vic Theatre was on its feet with standing ovation. I don't think that I have ever seen this in London!! Bravo! Bravissimo! Really try to see it!!
Enjoying a glass of vino in the sun before watching Kevin Spacey in the one man show "Clarence Darrow" @ The Old Vic ❤️
Ten days before he became so famous that crowds would form around any building that contained him and waiters would fight over a corncob left on his dinner plate, no one had heard of Charles Lindbergh. The New York Times had mentioned him once, in the context of the corning Atlantic flights. It had misspelled his name, The news that transfixed the nation as spring gave way to summer in 1927 was a gruesome murder in a modest family home on Long Island, coincidentally quite close to Roosevelt Field, where the Atlantic fliers were now gathering. The newspapers, much excited, called it the Sash Weight Murder Case. The story was this: Late on the night of March 20, 1927, as Mr. and Mrs. Albert Snyder slept side by side in twin beds in their house on 222nd Street in a quiet, middle-class neighborhood of Queens Village, Mrs. Snyder heard noises in the upstairs hallway. Going to investigate, she found a large man - a "giant," she told police - just outside her bedroom door. He was speaking in a foreign accent to ...
“A Small –Town Insult Made Him the Greatest Criminal Lawyer of His Time” Clarence Darrow ...Principle at state - Injustice “He fought through seven courts for seven yrs for the sake of a $5. Harness” “Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, a school teacher boxed the ears of a ‘little boy’ because he was restless and fidgety and squirming in his seat. She boxed his ears in front of the other pupils, and ‘humiliated him’ so that he cried all the home. He was only ‘five years old’ at the time, but he ‘felt’ that he had been ‘treated with cruelty and injustice;’ he learned to ‘hate cruelty and injustice with a hatred’ that has kept him fighting all his life.” “He was paid only five dollars to fight the case, but he fought it at his own expense through seven courts for seven yrs …won it,” (Dale, C., 1937)!
Saw Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow last night packed theatre standing ovation great performance all his cases very relevant to now
Yes! Secured tickets to see Kevin Spacey tonight in Clarence Darrow!
Making Saul Goodman look like Clarence Darrow every day...
Clarence Darrow defending Leopold and Loeb in the murder of an 8 year old boy. His defense of these…
Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the soul and brain of man. ~Clarence Darrow
"In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in god and in personal immortality." ~Clarence Darrow
Incorrectly attributed to Clarence Darrow, 'twas originally uttered by Howard Scott
Clarence Darrow on the Nature of the State . Everywhere it seems to have been taken for granted that force and...
Kevin Spacey returns to the role of pioneering lawyer Clarence Darrow after the critically acclaimed Old Vic Production of Inherit the Wind and the PBS film Darrow.
The Old Vic seems like an incredible theatre. Sadly I am missing Clarence Darrow but I will manage to see The Crucible there :)
Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell is the definitive biography of Americ...
I recently endorsed Andrew M. Stein for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Seat 87 and donated to his worthy campaign. My support possibly puzzled him because over 20 years ago, he and I did battle when I was a newly minted prosecutor, and he a relentless, zealous, highly energetic and creative defense attorney. We opposed one another on many cases, and at times our interactions were nothing short of explosive (of course there is nothing 'short' about Andrew) I ascribe to the adage, "never let them see you sweat." By nature I am not a sweater anyway, unless I am enjoying a tasty Cajun meal. I am, however, a bit of an obsessive. I admit now, that Andrew caused me many, many long nights preparing for the tiniest of cases wherein he was the defense attorney. I was compelled to do so because Andrew brings the very same high energy and passion to a petty theft, that Clarence Darrow brought to the Scopes Monkey Trial. You never knew when Andrew would appear at a pro forma case setting, and take out ...
TILondon is giving away tickets to the first showing and dress rehearsal of Clarence Darrow on Wednesday the 28th.
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"The fear of God isnt the beginning of wisdom, its the end of wisdom" -Clarence Darrow
Corporation is unaccountable as a mere fiction, an invention founded upon the fraud of ‘ownership’; both a creation of legislation and an invented fiction, corporation stands beyond the (pathocrats) law. A incorporeal entity used as a cloak of invisibility to protect its agents and owners, who through their power of wealth and invented privilege, act without accountability through imposed authority. The mafia of corporate State impose through their waged agents, who act against dissenters as a goon squad, and through a web of deceit spun by their media *** and make privilege, entitlement and grants legal in offence of all natural innate equity, through those agents who pretend to invent against and upon the natural axioms of the land; legislation is imposed legal codes known as positive law, which only binds all held in citizenship, in subjugation of the issuing corporation, as legal codes are simply the policy of the corporation upon its agents and all incorporated corporations, and a citizenship ...
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt., by Clarence Darrow
Front row tickets for Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic!!! :)
"Clarence Darrow [was] perhaps the most effective courtroom opponent of cant, bigotry, and special privilege that our country has produced. All of Darrow's most celebrated pleas are here--in defense of Leopold and Loeb (1924), of Lieutenant Massie (1932), of Big Bill Haywood (1907), of Thomas Sco...
booked tickets to see in Clarence Darrow
So happy I will get to see him perform Clarence Darrow first... Kevin Spacey's Old Vic Successor Is Announced.
Bit bloomin' excited about fitting this in when I'm home for my cousin's wedding in a couple of weeks. Kevin Spacey!
Some notable events in history on May 22nd: 334 BC - The army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus River, the first battle on his ambitious quest to rule the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Asia 1176 – A murder attempt is made by the "Assassins" (the Shia Islamic sect known as Ismaili, also known as the assassins, who were led by Rashid ad-Din Sinan) against Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and conqueror of Syria, near modern day Aleppo. This prompts an alliance between the two forces against the Christian Crusaders 1455 – The opening battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses. Richard of York captures St Albans, along with King Henry VI 1803 - First public library opens in the U.S. (Connecticut) 1807 - Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia and is acquitted 1807 - Townsend Speakman sells the first fruit-flavored carbonated drink in Philadelphia (recognized as the world’s first soft drink or soda) 1843 – The first w ...
>shows. While it took 50 min for American Psycho at the Almeida, and 2 hrs for Clarence Darrow >
Well I’ll be a monkeys uncle- "I'll be a monkey's uncle" is actually an exclamation of surprise, and expression of disbelief and an exposition of astonishment. Often, someone will say, "I'll be a monkey's uncle" to indicate the absurdity of an unexpected occurrence or situation that actually proves to be true. This metaphorical statement may seem somewhat old-fashioned, as it is not heard as often these days as perhaps it used to be. Originally, this statement may have seemed so shocking to listeners that it was regarded almost as a more polite substitution for an oath or profanity to express shock. Similar idiomatic and familiar expressions to "I'll be a monkey's uncle" might include "Color me surprised," "Fancy that," "Good gracious," "Holy moly," "I'll be dipped," "I must be dreaming," "My goodness," "That's amazing," "That's incredible," "Well, I'll be," "Wow, I never expected that" and "You don't say." The first citing’s of this metaphorical expression may have come from the 19th Century, after t ...
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to? ― Clarence Darrow
(Clarence Darrow) He told the crowd they are hated and misunderstood: “that is your lot here. You have a long, long road to travel, and an arduous foe to fight--and that foe is prejudice.” To achieve progress, Darrow said, “You’ll have to work harder—harder than the white man—because you’re on his home grounds.” But there is no reason why success might not someday come: “There is no inherent difference between your capacity for growth and that of any other man, whatever his color.”
An exciting two weeks ahead of me...including Brian May's Diableries and Toni Morrison's latest.culminating with Kevin Spacey as Clarence Darrow! I think I just exploded.
The right man for the job! JOEL BRYANT, who owned the stage as LOGAN WELLMAN for 2-plus hours in "BLANK", Bruce Reisman's original play that recently premiered with a 6-week run in Hollywood, is officially set to "perform" the Books on Tape version of Reisman's novel. Since the book's epic story covering 30 years is told from the "first person" point of view of character, "DANNY PEARCE", the author chose to do the "books on tape" version a little different from the norm. JOEL BRYANT will not simply "read" the text; he will bring the character and story to life as a one-MAN performance piece (in the traditions of HAL HOLBROOK'S "Mark Twain TONIGHT", HENRY FONDA'S "CLARENCE DARROW", and JAMES WHITMORE'S "GIVE 'EM *** HARRY" as Harry Truman). A seasoned Broadway stage actor, as well as experienced "voice" performer, JOEL BRYANT will bring SEXUAL JUSTICE to life. Who knows? A one-man "play" on stage as DANNY PEARCE. You never know.
I totally disagree. Author is bitter and small-minded. Clarence Darrow didn't stand around waiting for someone to hand him a job.
An account of the Thalia Massie rape trials and the subsequent "honor killing" trial that shook Hawaii in the 1930s. The murder trial of 1932 was the last in the career of Clarence Darrow.
"The world forgives almost anything but stupidity." - Clarence Darrow
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. -- Clarence Darrow
History repeats itself; that's one of the things that's wrong with history. Clarence Darrow
cosi fan tutti tomoz, pajama game sat, wolf hall, Clarence darrow, Shakespeare in love. I do go A LOT!!!
KINDLE 24 >> Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned
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If anyone has tickets to Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic with Kevin Spacey, and doesn't want them, sell them to me!!!
"I've never killed a man, but I've read many an obituary with a great deal of satisfaction. - Clarence Darrow
Bloody gutted to have missed out on a chance to see as Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic :(
"I have suffered from being misunderstood,but I would have suffered a *** of a lot more if I had been understood," Clarence Darrow.
Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the DamnedJo...
and the point is concerning Clarence Darrow or William Jennings Bryan or John Scopes . Is that revenge is our goal in life
I liked a video Orson Welles as Clarence Darrow in Compulsion
Theatre + Kevin Spacey fans, the actor returns to in May with 1 man tour de force, Clarence Darrow; htt…
A Happy Good Friday to everyone ... another nice day in store and Easter weekend looks even better. April 18th already .. let's take a look back .. 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride, warning the citizens of the approaching British Army .. 1846, the telegraph ticker was patented .. 1906, the Great San Francisco Earthquake hit at 5:12 am .. killing 3000 people .. 1923, Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx .. 1934, the first laundromat opened in Ft. Worth .. 1938, Superman first appeared in the first issue of Action Comics .. 1968, London Bridge was sold to the U.S., and rebuilt in Arizona .. 1969, Lulu married Maurice Gibb .. 1974, James Brown's "The Payback" went gold .. 1987, Aretha Franklin hit with "I Knew You Were Waiting" .. setting a record for the longest time between songs .. Respect did it in 1967 .. and in 1988, Holland/Dozier/Holland were inducted into the songwriters' Hall of Fame. Born April 18th were Clarence Darrow in 1857 .. producer Paul Rothchild in '35 .. Glen Hardin of the Cricket .. ...
he was the inspiration for Frederich March character in "Inherit the Wind" (vs Spencer Tracy's Clarence Darrow)
Whoa. More big news! Thea Sharrock to direct Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow & Kristin Scott Thomas to be in Sophocles' Electra!
Old Vic Summer/Autumn to include Kevin Spacey in 1-man show Clarence Darrow, The Crucible & Kristin Scott Thomas in Electra
Clarence Darrow in Historical Context. Stephen Kalish. Dates. Mondays and Wednesdays March 3, 5, 10, 12 Social hour 3-4 PM Tuition: 465 pesos or $39 US (including refreshments) Description. Clarence Darrow is the most (in)famous lawyer in American history. He litigated many "Crimes of the Century." The course will examine the historical context for his important cases. We will explore: (1) Darrow's advocacy on behalf of labor at the turn of the century, including his representation of terrorists and assassins, and his own trial for bribing jurors in the Los Angeles Times bombing case; (2) his famous trials in the 1920s dealing with criminal insanity [Loeb & Leopold Thrill Killing], the teaching of evolution in the public schools [Scopes Monkey Trial], and residential segregation in the North [Dr. Sweet]; and (3) his last out-of-character criminal case, dealing with such issues as prejudice, honor, and lynching [Massie Rape in Paradise].
"courts are not instruments of justice" - Clarence Darrow, 1902: - a speech that should be read by everyone 20 times
Clarence Darrow is an unsung American hero
Chase after the truth like all *** and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails -- Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow~ Chase after truth like *** and youll free yourself even though
'' 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
What I hope to see for labor is the people who work in factories own the factories. —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."
Clarence Darrow~ I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure-that
"The fact that there is a general belief in a future life is no evidence of its truth." [Clarence Darrow]
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
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 ...
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. Clarence Darrow encouraged representatives of the Associated Motion Picture Advertisers to resist all types of censorship during an April 1931 luncheon at the hotel. 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. 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. 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
" For myself, I have never killed anybody, but I have many times read obituary notices with great satisfaction." Clarence Darrow
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 ...
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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 ...
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
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
Why George Orwell Was Pro-Life by Mark Stricherz - August 24, 2010 Reprinted with permission from our good friends at InsideCatholic.com, 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.
"...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
Or. Load my bio of Clarence Darrow on that new tablet.
"The Story of My Life" is his autobiography. Mine is "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned."
Just finished Clarence Darrow book by Highly recommended.
"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
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.
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
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 ...
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 ...
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