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Labor History in 2:00: Feb. 20, 2016 | Taking to the Courts to Defend Basic Human Rights

Labor History in 2:00
February 20, 2016

On this day in Labor History, the year was 1937. That was the day the National Lawyers Guild held their first convention at the Hotel Washington in the nation’s capital. The Guild was established as way to bring together progressive lawyers dedicated to fighting “for basic and progressive change in our political and economic system and to assure that human rights be regarded as more sacred than property interests.”

Volume 70, No. 1

NLG Review Volume 70, Number 1 includes the following articles:

Brief of Amicus Curiae in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, et al. by David Gespass
Book Review: The New Jim Crow by Brett Degroff
Racism & Power: The Inaccessibility of Opportunity in the Educational
System in the United States by Neda N. Brisport
Right-To-Work Laws: History and Fightback by Jeanne Mirer
Inhuman Violence: Indiana’s Nineteenth Century View of Physical Punishment in Public Schools by David W. Frank

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