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Lincoln’s Advice About Law and Life

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

Abraham Lincoln


The Tragic and Largely-Forgotten Story of the Worst Maritime Disaster in U.S. History

There is much about the worst maritime disaster in United States history that is counter-intuitive. For one thing, the story is largely forgotten. It has been overshadowed by events that were smaller in scale and with fewer casualties. Even at the time, it didn’t receive nearly the attention one would expect. Although it can be…

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The First Turkey Pardoned By a President

The U.S. Constitution gives the President virtually unlimited authority to grant pardons to anyone facing federal charges. Except for William Henry Harrison and James Garfield, all of the nation’s chief executives have exercised that privilege. Each time the President intervenes and wipes someone’s record clean, it has generated controversy and accusations of playing politics. Well,…

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Mr. Accordion’s Revenge From the Grave

Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois is not your typical graveyard. It receives visitors from all parts of the world who come to pay their respects at the final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. Roy Bertelli wanted to be one of the 77,000 people who, in death, can claim Lincoln as a neighbor. His…

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