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Know Your Audience

Law students are apparently not exactly the most street-savvy of people: During a party attended by members of the rival Crips and Bloods gangs, Garcia, one of the Bloods, began “talking smack” to (deliberately insulting) Crips members who were present … Continue reading

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Tradition

Scalia still cracks me up even as he infuriates me. His dissent in┬áPlanned Parenthood v. Casey focused, as his opinions invariably do, on a slavish devotion to┬ástare decisis and a very limited worldview predicated on the way things were (conveniently … Continue reading

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Silliness

Justice Stewart, in dissenting with a majority overturning a 1965 Connecticut statute forbidding married couples from using contraception: I think this is an uncommonly silly law. [But] we are not asked in this case to say whether we think this … Continue reading

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Nerds

Yes, I know this will make me look even more like a huge dork. Yes, I know there are privacy and security concerns with giving Google this much information for this much of the day, everyday. Yes, I know there’s … Continue reading

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Tenure

What a wonderful concept. Maintaining job security at the expense of actual investment in your job (and, by extension, your students/subject)? Yes, please. Let’s utilize a system that encourages faculty no longer remotely interested in teaching around because they know … Continue reading

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Gaze Into the Apocalypse

This is why copyright should not be something that lasts forever, and why works eventually passing into the public domain is a good thing. You can’t expect auteurs not to sell out, and we need to protect them from themselves: … Continue reading

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Begrudging Respect

I disagree with almost every decision Justice Scalia has made, whether in dissent or writing for a majority decision, but goddamn if the man isn’t the funniest justice writing on the Court today. The bastard is starting to grow on … Continue reading

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