Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

50 movies about 50 cities. Pretty good list. Most people in Buffalo would say our most representative movie would be The Natural, but they are wrong: it is actually Hide in Plain Sight.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Dahlia Lithwick: "Much of the maelstrom around Donald Trump’s electoral victory stemmed from the shock of recognition that many purportedly democratic institutions have come to serve anti-democratic purposes: Fears swirled over the Electoral College, gerrymandered districts, and hacked elections." 
I gotta say that this has been apparent for a good long time, or at least since 2000, but the conversation has shifted. We seem to recognize, for example, that it isn't merely a fluke when the Electoral College serves up a President who fell short of an electoral majority, and some people are noticing that the Senate is a dysfunctional anachronism which has been a greater impediment to democracy than we've been willing to admit. Part of this is, I think, attributable to the fact that our governmental institutions went through a period of liberal reform that more or less coincided with the time we children of the post WWII generation have been alive, but perhaps a bigger part has just been denial.

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