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The president's way of making Black History

Minutes that President George W. Bush stayed at ceremony for Martin Luther King in Atlanta last month: 15

Cost per plate of fundraiser Bush went to after the King ceremony: $2,000

Days after this that Bush appointed judge Charles Pickering to a federal appeals court: 1

Year that Judge Pickering called the "one person, one vote" principle "obtrusive": 1993

Number of times Pickering's decisions have been reversed for violating "well-settled principles of law": 15

Number of years that Pickering voted to fund the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, which spied on civil rights activists: 2

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