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Tuesday Morning Open Thread

  • Remember, screening of Mississippi Innocence and panel discussion tonight at 5:30 at the Overby Center at Ole Miss.  While on the subject,  John Randall Alexander of Batesville, freed as innocent 16 years ago after six years in jail, has signed an agreement with the state to be compensated for those lost years.
  • Justice Stevens contemplates our broken criminal justice system in the New York Review of Books.
  • Ed Hinton has a remembrance of Dean Faulkner Wells, tied to her desire to set it up for her to attend the races at Talladega.  There’s a passing reference to a big pot of jambalaya I cooked at Larry and Dean’s house the night of the Alabama game, a far better thing to do than attending that game.
  • The Winklevoss twins have an idea.
  • I’m not sure I would have started the post-game press conference the way Coach Nutt did.  Meanwhile, the Forward Rebels folks ran an relatively obnoxious advertisement yesterday with a lot more text temporizing about their choice to remain anonymous, among other things.  Right now on their site is a sequence of correspondence (letter and emails) between a major contributor in Mobile (curious who; he’s only identified as a lawyer), first Chancellor Jones, and then folks in the atheletic department.   Meanwhile, Jerell Powe, now of the Kansas City Chiefs, has posted a letter supporting Forward Rebels and stating that Pete Boone was hostile to Powe’s presence at Ole Miss during his time here.  Folks may recall Powe making national news about academic eligibility at the end of the Ogeron.
  • Joan Didion’s takedown of Manhattan-era Woody Allen is pretty great reading (brought up by a Longform list of pieces about Allen), as is her response to a letter from a Columbia professor attacking the piece.

 

 

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