Are we supposed to believe that the Justices who have signed on to the draft opinion shouting that Roe was “always” “egregiously wrong” – since it was decided in 1973 (almost fifty years ago) – were truth-telling during their confirmations when they praised Roe as “important” precedent that they’d never really thought about? If so, […]
Thomas Jefferson had no idea about the internet. Thanks, Zuckerberg.
The year was 1951. According to Myrtis Smith, they were running numbers and gambling down at Ambassador Billiards on Avery Street. Bob Null, the Justice of the Peace, dutifully took the complaint, carefully transcribing Myrtis’ words: “something that happened in her family in relation to the losing of some money” by her husband, Emerson. Null […]
By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Marcus Aurelius To pursue the impossible is madness: but it is impossible for evil men not to do things of this sort. Also, Marcus Aurelius I don’t know what to make of this.
Judge Katanji Brown Jackson, prematurely referred to as KBJ here, is being feted at Congress this month after her SCOTUS nomination. Much is made of her being the first black woman nominated. But she would also be the first public defender appointed in a generation or two. At her press announcement, she name-checked my favorite […]
Over the weekend, the Europa clock looks to be dialed back by a hundred years as Russian tanks and bombs descend on Ukraine. Much respect to the Ukrainian people, whose ferocious fighting may save their land. Link to the always enlightening Volokh Conspiracy Blog on the conflict: Three Russian War Songs in Honor of the […]
One lesson I continue to learn is the value of preparation and diligent research. The temptation to cut corners is a constant in modern life. Technology makes surrendering to rote copy and pasting even easier than when I was in school. It is never a good idea. President’s Day reminded me of a story about […]
Let’s see if we can get through it without any “Let’s Go Brandon”‘s.
Benjamin Franklin’s Morning Routine included an acknowledgment of Powerful Goodness to start the day. This is the kind of intention we all need at the end of a long dark winter.