Tag: Thurgood Marshall

Here’s How to Get Around BWI’s Rule Against Greeting the Ravens at the Airport

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They may or may not be arriving on this plane
They may or may not be arriving on this plane

So we know the Baltimore Ravens will touch down at BWI Airport sometime this afternoon, but as much as we’d like to greet them upon their arrival, airport officials are discouraging the idea.

Okay, fine. We get it. Safety first. But, if I were a Raven, and I had just won a freaking Super Bowl on behalf of a scrappy, down-on-its-luck city, and I wasn’t mobbed at the airport — I think I’d be mightily disappointed.

Correcting Facts on “Young Thurgood”: Big Fish Q&A with UM Law Professor Larry Gibson

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For decades, UM law prof and political consultant Larry Gibson found himself talking the record straight about Thurgood Marshall’s youth and young adulthood – it bothered him that the media held certain basic misconceptions about the justice. For example, Marshall didn’t resent his hometown of Baltimore. He didn’t lack a sense of humor. Nor did Marshall ever intend to be a dentist! Of course, there’s meatier more (the meticulously researched book weighs in at 413 pages). But you’ll have to read Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice (Prometheus) for the larger, nuanced character study.

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