Monthly Archives: September 2011

Assertions

I’ve always had a tendency towards deference, towards passivity. In the past (and still sometimes in the present), I’ve avoided or refrained from voicing my opinions, my wants, in social situations out of a desire to prevent confrontation. I am … Continue reading

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Words with Friends

I was always terrible at Scrabble, despite most people who knew me believing I’d be amazing. The thing about these games, though, is your vocabulary matters so much less than your sense of spatial relationships. Knowing all the weird little … Continue reading

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Things About Which I Am No Longer Certain

Is Clarence Thomas an evil subversive genius? He’s been a punchline for so long as the silent Justice, the awkward other side to the Anita Hill case, the understudy to Antonin Scalia. At a certain point, a public figure becomes … Continue reading

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The Lost Generation

I like analogizing myself to T.S. Eliot and F. Scott Fitzgerald in title, if not in talent or intelligence: http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/09/the-lost-generation.html

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Fury

It’s bizarre how a¬†minuscule¬†amount of knowledge can change your entire world, and turn something innocuous into something terrifying. Last night I was furious after reading Ashcroft v Iqbal, and I was right to; I still believe it’s a travesty of … Continue reading

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Civil Procedure…

… is boring. Reading Civil Procedure cases is boring. BUT! Reading Supreme Court opinions on cases about the constitutionality of detainment standards and systems following 9/11 is a lot of fun. I almost feel guilty about how much I enjoy … Continue reading

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The Military and the End of DADT

Wow.  

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