Ed Fallone and Heather Cox Richardson: Two sources of relevant information recommended by Ken Knight
Many of us know and appreciate Ken Knight, a transplant from Illinois to Green Lake. Ken and his wife Kris are active within the Green Lake County Dems & Friends community.
As a former practicing attorney Ken has some insights into the workings of the legal community. He and Kris are also passionate about social justice.
Below is an email that Ken recently sent to friends. We’re republishing it because it has value. It also says, better than we could, why you should tap into two excellent sources of relevant information.
Ken was an early supporter of Marquette Law School Professor Ed Fallone. And while Fallone did not win his primary fight with Jill Karofsky, he impressed a lot of us with his thinking and writing on legal issues.
Ken also introduced us to Heather Cox Richardson, another voice of wisdom. Please take the time to read what Ken wrote about both of them and then make sure Ed and Heather become a key component of your knowledge base.
Here is what Ken wrote recently:
“The intense events since January 1st in politics, domestic issues, foreign relations, and health and health care are beyond my abilities to discuss. It is way over my head and I cannot add to the conversation in a rational manner or provide any helpful direction.
“In general, my emails have been directed to the elections of Court Justices. A matter that I think I can address due to my experience. I also address issues of voting, feel free to call me out when I am partisan, but in general, everyone should vote their conscience. But VOTE.
“Now I write to offer as resources two voices who can address what I cannot.
“First, please follow Fallone for Justice on Facebook (okay, I know the primary is over and he lost), but the Facebook page is worth following as he reads and comments on news articles from a point of knowledge.
“Here is his bio from his Facebook page:
Ed Fallone is a constitutional scholar. An expert in corporate, civil, immigration, and criminal law, his advice has been sought from a wide range of people, including Senator Herb Kohl in connection with the confirmation hearings of four United States Supreme Court Justices: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen. He was asked by the Alliance for Justice and the Obama White House Administration to explain why the Senate’s obstruction of the Merrick Garland nomination violated the Constitution. Just like Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Elena Kagan, Ruth Badger Ginsburg, and Barack Obama, he is an academic–a law professor for the past 30 years at Marquette University Law School.”
“Second, please follow Heather Cox Richardson as her daily emails, Letters from an American are just what I need to bring focus to the events of each day and she does it from the perspective of a historian.
“Here is the info from her Facebook page:
Heather Cox Richardson is a political historian who uses facts and history to make observations about contemporary American politics. Her new book is How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America.
Biography: I’m from rural Maine, was educated at Exeter and Harvard, and am now a professor of history at Boston College. I write books about the American past, and write articles about modern politics. The past informs my work on the present, not the other way around.”