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Breedlove, Harper, and the Poll Tax

Justice Douglas published An Almanac of Liberty in 1954. And on December 6, he recalled the 1937 Breedlove v. Suttles decision that upheld a state poll tax. Twelve years later, he wrote the majority decision that held...

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Free Press, John Buckner, and La La Land

Another Sunny Day. My Country – John Buckner and Free Press On February 21, 1682, the Royal Governor of Virginia called John Buckner before them. His offense was printing the laws of 1680 without a...