Photo credit: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch (R) after nominating him to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 31, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
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Jennifer Chacón, University of California Irvine
An examination into a punctuation mark that gets no respect.
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