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The confederate flag will no longer fly over the South Carolina Capitol

Behold the power of speech!

The hour was late, long after midnight in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Looked like the defenders of the confederate flag were going to win another battle to keep it flying at the State Capitol. In just four minutes, Representative Jenny Horne, a descendant of Jefferson Davis, changed the outcome.

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Frederick Leatherman

Frederick Leatherman

I am a former law professor and felony criminal defense lawyer who practiced in state and federal courts for 30 years specializing in death penalty cases, forensics, and drug cases.

I taught criminal law, criminal procedure, law and forensics, and trial advocacy for three years after retiring from my law practice.

I also co-founded Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and recruited 40 lawyers who agreed to work pro bono, assisted by law students, representing 17 innocent men and women wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing their children in the notorious Wenatchee Sex Ring witch-hunt prosecutions during the mid 90s. All 17 were freed from imprisonment.