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Revolt Against Reality

March 19th, 2014 by G.

The dislike of moral law and positive law is the leading edge of our antinomian age: this is where the attack on law begins. But the beating heart of the zeitgeist is the hatred of the ultimate law: modern antinomianism is fundamentally the hatred of Reality.

Reality, What Is, The Way Things Are—this is the ultimate law, the final constraint.

-from the Crunchy Notes blog.

That’s the root of Satan’s misery and evil, in my opinion. He’s trying to fight what is.

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March 19th, 2014 14:26:20

Rainbows and ponies

August 29th, 2013 by Vader

All we need for a perfect world is to pass the right laws.

It’s the Progressive version of millenarianism. With SCOTUS in place of Christ.

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August 29th, 2013 11:30:49

Who brought down the World Trade Center?

July 16th, 2013 by Vader

American Airlines.

His Majesty: “I look forward to the countersuit by American Airlines against the owners of the World Trade Center for hitting their aircraft with a skyscraper.”

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July 16th, 2013 09:12:14

“Is that … legal?

May 22nd, 2013 by Vader

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May 22nd, 2013 08:51:50

“An activity engaged in by consenting adults in private”

January 28th, 2013 by Vader

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January 28th, 2013 11:43:17

Germany reverting to form

June 26th, 2012 by Vader

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June 26th, 2012 12:05:27

Once again, Asians outperform whites

February 13th, 2012 by Vader

They’re now even more likely than whites to be victims of affirmative action when applying to medical schools.

An Asian student typically has about a third the chance of being accepted as a black student with comparable test scores and GPA.

His Majesty: “Two wrongs don’t make a right. Eight-year-olds understand that, but it’s beyond the comprehension of much of the American intellectual class.” His Majesty has little patience with lawyers, and is of the opinion that any legal doctrine that can’t be explained to the satisfaction of a fairly bright youngster in fifteen minutes isn’t worth the ink and paper it’s recorded with.

I suggested to His Majesty that lex talionis actually makes fundamental, eight-year-old sense, too. He just snorted and asked me how many Asians had ancestors who owned black slaves.

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February 13th, 2012 12:10:04

An Appreciation of Justice Clarence Thomas

October 21st, 2011 by G.

Justice Thomas is a jurist in full. As a lawyer I admire his understanding of the law. But though I disagree with his constitutional interpretations on many things–the Confrontation Clause, sentencing fact-finding, the right to anonymity–I look to him most as an examplar of fidelity to the oath he and I have both taken to the Constitution. God speed his pen.

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October 21st, 2011 08:38:50

What is Marriage?

December 08th, 2010 by G.

A law journal paper by Robert George, etc. If this is the sort of thing you like, this is the sort of thing you will really, really like.

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December 08th, 2010 12:19:47

Bar exam

July 27th, 2009 by GST

Its tomorrow.  You are doomed.

It's tomorrow. You are doomed.

There is no upside to the bar exam–if you pass, well, that’s what everyone expected you to do.  And you just borrowed $120,000 (not dischargeable in bankruptcy) to pay for a degree that will be useless without passing the bar.  So failure isn’t really an option.

Can I share a few bar exam stories?

If you are taking the exam tomorrow, stop reading here.  Seriously.

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July 27th, 2009 17:17:59