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July 09, 2017

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Al Brophy

Was William Prosser a Minnesotian?

Dred Scott spent a bunch of time at Fort Snelling, which is in Minnesota.

Deep State Special Legal Counsel

General Grant, really? A raging anti-Semite. A Jew Hater as expressed in General Order 11. The only reason Grant rose to prominence was because Daddy owned a lead mine. The Union needed lead for its bullets. Daddy's boy needed a job.

RQA

Saul Alinsky, Arthur E. Andersen, Miles Davis, Walt Disney, Stephen A. Douglas, Gary Gygax, Hugh Hefner, John Montgomery Ward, Adlai E. Stevenson, Edward Weston?

Steve Lubet

RQA: Those are good ones for Illinois (perhaps we could combine Adlai Stevenson I, II, and III).

Also for Illinois: Enrico Fermi and Milton Friedman.

I had coffee this morning with a friend from Kentucky, and we came up with (in no order): Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Louis Brandeis, Happy Chandler, Jefferson Davis, Henry Clay, Zachary Taylor, Muhammad Ali, John James Audubon, Harland Sanders, Bill Monroe.

Deep State Special Legal Counsel

For Minnesota, I would add Jerry Lundegaard.

RQA

John Marshall Harlan the Elder, among the Kentuckians.

Jerry Mungo

Abe was born in Kentucky.

anymouse

Paul Westerberg was born in Minnesota

Jeff Rice

Miles Davis was from St. Louis.

Brian Clarke

Michael Jordan is, without a doubt, a North Carolinian.

RQA

Miles Davis was from East St. Louis, Illinois.

Deep State Special Legal Counsel

According to President Donald John Trump, Commander in Chief, Law Student Barrack Obama was not born in the US, so, how can he be from Illinois? Since Donald John Trump is the President of the United States and if it's from the President it has to be legal.

Ray McKoski

Steve,

Thanks for including David Davis on the honorable mention list. He has never received the recognition that he deserves for his essential role in securing the Republican presidential nomination for Lincoln in 1860. History has also undervalued his demonstrated ability to set aside personal and partisan interests to impartially consider cases as a circuit judge and Supreme Court Justice. Serving as a United States Senator after resigning from the Court, he voted on the basis of issues not party affiliation and according to the Chicago Daily Tribune, was “about as much Republican as Democrat.”

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