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2012-05-21 23:01:05

Attorney Daniel P. Sheehan will present a four part lecture and discussion series presented as part of a UC Santa Cruz course, Cowell 126: Eight Cases that Changed the United States. While chief counsel at the non-profit Christic Institute, Mr. Sheehan was the first to challenge the Reagan-Bush administration´s illegal covert sale of arms to Iran to fund a criminal, unconstitutional Contra war against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Due to his work on many civil rights cases, Mr....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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