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,
class was fun. I'm glad I get to take him again
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.
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...
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