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The Passing of Sen. Kennedy

Last night long time Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy passed away.  Sen. Kennedy has been an instrumental part of many of the most important laws for nearly half a century.  He was also the last of the famous Kennedy brothers, and the only one not to die young.  He was 77 years old, having spent 46 of those in the senate, a term only outdone by Sen. Strom Thurmond and Sen. Robert Byrd.  In addition to passing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Sen. Kennedy took a hand in laws concerning civil rights, voting rights, immigration, education, and more.  For a nice look at his life, check out the New York Times.  For a slightly more legal bent, Law.com also has the story.


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