Death of Proxmire

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I was gone to the ranch on Thursday and Friday, so I missed the death of Wisconsin’s William Proxmire, former U.S. senator. Proxmire was known for anti-waste crusading as well as the Hutchinson v. Proxmire decision at the U.S. Supreme Court, which established limits to congressional absolute privilege from libel prosecution.