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Longing to hear a candidate as eloquent as Jimmy Carter about inequity

Longing to hear a candidate as eloquent as Jimmy Carter about inequity

Forty-one years ago, Jimmy Carter, then governor of Georgia, delivered an extemporaneous address that established his credentials as a politician who was willing to tell the truth, even to powerful and moneyed interests — a speech that, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, might never again be heard in American politics. In light of Carter’s recent announcement that he has cancer, it’s worth reflecting on what made him a politician utterly different from both the presidents who succeeded him, and many who preceded him. One of the venerable traditions at the University of Georgia School of Law is Law Day, an occasion to honor student...

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