Today in the USA Today the back cover story is all about "everyday heroes etched in Supreme Court history."
It explains how normal people sometimes change history by insisting that their rights are protected, or by accidentally being in the right place at the right time.
One case, that of Clarence Earl Gideon, also stands as a great example of life course theory (criminology) and desistance from crime.
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But the story also has a dark side, telling about the case of Shaun McCutcheon, who could down in history as the man who put the final nail in the coffin of American democracy.