Jul 8, 2021 • 1HR 7M

Peter Canellos Talks The Great Dissenter

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Advisory Opinions is a new podcast from The Dispatch. Hosts David French and Sarah Isgur have a weekly conversation about the law, culture, and why it matters.
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After some brief thoughts about Trump’s lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Sarah and David chat with a special guest: Peter Canellos, editor at large at Politico and the author of a new biography of Justice John Marshall Harlan. Tune in to hear Canellos share some of his research on a man whom he describes as “America’s judicial hero,” a justice who went from Southern slave owner to staunch segregation opponent. Our hosts ask Canellos about Harlan’s famous dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson and what Harlan’s legacy means for the country today. 

Show Notes:

-Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter

 -The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero