While the significance of Brown v. Board of Education cannot be overstated, a lesser-known predecessor from thirty years prior deserves some attention
People would be better off realizing how often a Supreme Court decision rests on a legal technicality or procedural element, as opposed to the merits of a particular position.
Imagine finding yourself accused of #metoo allegations or worse and being unable to find a lawyer to take your case because of public opinion.
A few thoughts on recovering one’s reputation for good moral character from very public past misdeeds. There should both a skeptical eye cast towards those who have been dishonest in the past and room for redemption from mistakes made in the past — but when does the latter overcome the former? Is it enough to have stayed out of trouble?