John Conyers Jr., a member of the U.S. House since Lyndon Johnson was president, in a fight for political survival, asked a federal judge today to reverse an order barring his name from the ballot.
On March 16, 1965, a week after police beat civil rights protesters in Selma, Alabama, in a day remembered as “Bloody Sunday,” President Lyndon Johnson urged Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act, saying “the time for justice has come.”
The first man on the moon, the first U.S. woman in space and the first black Federal Reserve member were among the notable deaths in 2012.
Joseph Califano remembers the moment well.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s recent scandals won’t impress anyone who has read Robert Caro’s biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson.
"We know it will be an expensive proposition."
- Lyndon Johnson on May 20, 2014
Bloomberg Law Brief: Michigan Ballot Issue (Audio)
Bloomberg Law: Friedman on Michigan Primary Ballot (Audio)
Johnson Was Humiliated as JFK Coffin Left Plane
Caro Says LBJ Was Genius at Moving Legislation