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Wed 03 Dec 2003

In an immigration case I'm reading now, I came across a passage that struck me as funny -- "The Government argues that the statute means what it literally says." The Court then goes on to pooh-pooh the Government's argument, and says, well, not really. Ah, literalism, much too simple. Reminds me of the saying, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds", from Emerson. Granted, literalism and consistency aren't exactly the same thing, but they're dang close.

In all fairness to the Court, I actually agree with the opinion; otherwise the INS could lock up people indefinitely. But if I were Bradley, I'd probably yell about how when a statute's wrong, you throw it out completely, none of this, well, we'll interpret it differently. Man, Bradley's class was fun. I'm glad I get to take him again next semester!
Posted later in the morning./law ]

With two kids, it'd be nice to have a minivan. People have asked me why we don't have one already -- um, because we don't have the money, OK? I was thinking of getting one when I graduate from law school -- assuming that I'm able to scrounge up a job of course. And now my decision on which one to get has been made easier -- I sure as heck won't get a Caravan.
Posted after Con Law./society ]

Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...

These are the sites that I read the most:

instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Arts & Letters Daily

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Yahoo Money
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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