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After a few days of thinking and writing about the Lincoln find, it’s back to your regularly scheduled programming. Forgive me for going light on the analysis today.

D.C. regulars are probably familiar with the name E. Barrett Prettyman—the federal courthouse named after him, where so many law students would desperately love to clerk, houses both the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. President Truman nominated Prettyman to the D.C. Circuit on September 12, 1945:

Prettyman served on that court until his death in 1971. His son, E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., clerked for Justice Jackson (and then Justice Frankfurter) as Brown v. Board of Education was being decided.

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