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How A Single Court Decision United Lawyers In The Liberal Tradition

Courtesy Harvard University Press

Coming from different backgrounds and political views, 13 lawyers were united by their commitment to the decision backing Brown vs. Board of Education.

This 1954 ruling inspired "a willingness to move mountains, if need be, to ensure that we are living up to our best selves," guiding their endeavors over 50 years and changing the interpretation of civil rights in the United States.

Guest: Owen Fiss, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale University and author of "Pillars of Justice: Lawyers and the Liberal Tradition"

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