Marjorie Taylor Greene and yet another line crossed: from Skip Tenczar
She likened mask requirements to the holocaust.
That got her a late rebuke
From her party’s archduke.
What does she have to do to get her butt tossed?
Part one: Another way to murder, state style: We talk with Prof. Alexandra Klein about executions, their methods, and motivations behind them. In Utah, for example, executioners are police officers who volunteer. Some have characterized executions as a form of lynching because of the racial bias shown in verdicts and in death sentences.
W&L Law’s Klein and Hasbrouck on Firing Squads. In a commentary in The Nation, Alex Klein and Brandon Hasbrouck discuss South Carolina's newest execution method.
Bio: Professor Alexandra Klein researches and teaches in the area of criminal law, criminal procedure constitutional law, and the death penalty. Her scholarship has been published in, or is forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal, the Florida Law Review, and the Washington and Lee Law Review. Before joining Washington and Lee University School of Law, Klein served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Sally D. Adkins of the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Klein received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law. She served as a Senior Articles Editor on the Washington and Lee Law Review and received the Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award, the Clinical Legal Education Association Award, the Barry W. Sullivan Constitutional Law Award, and the John W. Davis Prize for Law. Professor Klein graduated Order of the Coif and was inducted into Phi Delta Phi and Omnicron Delta Kappa. Klein served in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova from 2008 to 2010 and received her B.F.A., cum laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Part two: How to respond to grief and loss: How theater can help communities heal from the losses and trauma of the pandemic. We discuss with Prof. Joel Christensen the rituals of ancient Greece – especially public performances of tragic plays – that have remarkable resonance with the current moment. We talk about how our plays communicate common memories, and how they help a population process traumatic events.
Bio: Joel Christensen is Professor and Chair in the Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University. He taught previously at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2007-2016). He received his BA and MA from Brandeis (’01) in Classics and English and his PhD in Classics from New York University (2007) where he also received an Advanced Certificate in Poetics and Theory.
Professor Christensen has been a Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies (2013) and has received the Society for Classical Studies’ Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Collegiate Level (2013). In addition to articles on language, myth and literature in the Homeric epics, he has published a "Beginner’s Guide to Homer" (One World, 2013) and also a "Homer’s Thebes" (CHS, 2019) with Elton T. E. Barker as well as "A Commentary on the Homeric Battle of Frogs and Mice" (Bloomsbury, 2018) with Erik Robinson. In 2020, he published "The Many-Minded Man: the Odyssey, Psychology, and the Therapy of Epic" with Cornell University Press.