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My alma mater’s “Great Lawn” which is often considered its entryway and shows up in lots of promo photos has the main buildings of the Law School just surrounding it. On the steps to one of those oft photographed buildings is an original casting of Rodin’s The Thinker. (It’s not “the original”, as multiple castings were made in Rodin’s lifetime.) Near that iconic statue is a spot where former Justice Louis Brandeis was interred and the Law School is named after him.

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Brandeis is often referred to as the “father of the right to privacy”. Reading about that out of interest in why the law school was named after him and why he was interred there led me in college to do some reading on how fragile the “right to privacy” was and how hard it had been fought for.

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The irony also doesn’t escape me that the nearby building devoted to undergrad “Political Science” is named the McConnell Center and it was the McConnell Plan and McConnell at the center of this horrifying effort that may erase Brandeis’ hard won legacy.

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I may be picturing the two buildings animating Ghostbusters 2 style on all the rage, outrage, despair, and other emotions and physically battling it each other after all this.

Anyway, sorry for rambling story time. Taking a long walk to a Ghostbusters 2 joke is my dumb way of coping with all this mess. Maybe it’s worth sharing because it is a funny image for someone else to maybe get a half-chuckle somewhere in all this darkness.

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