Category Archives: History

The Trump Endgame Is Going To Be About the Intersection of Political and Legal Contexts, Which Together Will Work To Speed the Process

There are several reasons why the received wisdom about the speed of the Trump removal process may be completely wrong.  Not surprisingly, most of the reasons relate as much to the political as to the legal context. One:  Perhaps most … Continue reading

Posted in Dept. of Justice, History, Judicial Supremacy, White House

Nothing Ever Changes – Queen Elizabeth I Had To Intervene to Protect Against Professional Monopoly Over-Protection By Physicians

I am reading a wonderful book called The Gardens of the British Working Class.  It is one of those books that seems to be about what some would call a “little thing,” but is really about all of life.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Trust, Bar Associations, De-Regulation, History, Medical System Comparision, Non-Lawyer Practice, Systematic Change | 3 Comments

We Lose a Special Giant, Pro Bono Pioneer Esther Lardent

The Pro Bono Institute, which she founded, has announced the death of Esther Lardent. It is with profound sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Pro Bono Institute marks the passing of our beloved friend and founder Esther F. … Continue reading

Posted in History, Pro Bono, Vocation | 3 Comments

Justice Earl Johnson’s Remarkable Book on the History of Legal Aid

I am proud to be able to share with the readers of this blog the Prologue of the remarkable recently published book by Justice Earl Johnson Jr. (ret).  The three volume work is a history of legal aid since the … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, History, LSC