Additional Updates…

…are available at Trial Logs….

Thanks to all the folks over there for helping us out on the reporting of the Larken Rose trial.

And don’t forget to check out Doug Kenline’s blog, too, for updates and photos.

In a famous incident in 1854, President Franklin Pierce was pilloried for vetoing an extremely popular bill intended to help mentally ill. The act was championed by the renowned 19th century social reformer Dorothea Dix. In the face of heavy criticism, Pierce countered: “I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for the public charity.” To approve such spending, argued Pierce, “would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.”

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