Tag Archives: Law

2016: Not Simply to Keep Time

In 2016, The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra argued in a legal hearing that its musicians—members of the Greater Lancaster Federation of Musicians, AFM #294, AFL-CIO—were independent contractors and thus could not form a union. The appellate court did not agree, finding … Continue reading

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1655: Headless Horsemen

In the turmoil of the English Civil War (1642-1651), an engraving based on this portrait of King Charles I underwent a remarkable number of transformations. The original portrait was painted by Anthony van Dyck in 1633 (above). The French engraver … Continue reading

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1882: A Singular Event

I am obliged to record in my journal of this date (April 16, 1882) a singular event which I am forced to believe because of the overwhelming evidence. Yesterday, while engaged in the trial of Richard Mandel…I was brought to … Continue reading

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1927: Divine Law

Beginning in 1902, Violet Oakley spent twenty-five years painting the murals that adorn the Pennsylvania state capitol building in Harrisburg.  The image above is a study for her “Divine Law” mural in the Supreme Court, part of a series illustrating … Continue reading

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