His Majesty and I recently sat down with a financial planner to review His Majesty’s retirement plan. (more…)
His Majesty: “Somewhere the ghost of Reynolds is laughing. Bitterly.”
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.
The Ninth Circuit is on to you. Your atavistic views, redolent of the last century, clearly have no place in our Constitution. Which sprung full-grown out of Lady Gaga’s head in the year 2020.
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.
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.
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.