March 18, 2004
March 18, 2004 08:28 PM
And -- with PG's take on the week, "Wait, I Have to Practice?" and Jeremy's scan of the blogosphere -- so concludes the previously-scheduled portion of this week's symposium, Perspectives on Legal Education.
We hope that our readers have enjoyed the contributions of our guests and of our regular De Novo crew. Today we returned to a more typical blog format, with new entries coming in during the day, so we hope you enjoy!
This post also is intended to be an open thread for your comments on the symposium as a whole.
Since he's essentially a part of academia now, perhaps you could cajole Viet Dinh into submitting something on the Patriot Act. He actually did an interview with Wired magazine a while back so he's probably open to public comment.
I’m not sure what you looking for but if perchance it's “topic” material that maybe someone could cover the word “propriety” or whatever cannon law it is that requires judges (or Justices) to recuse themselves from a case?
Like this now disclosed fact about the reasons for Scalia and Cheney’s duck hunt adventure.
Story Link Here
For the first time, Scalia revealed details of his trip with Cheney.
Scalia said he was the go-between to invite Cheney to hunt with a Scalia friend, Wallace Carline, who owns an oil rig services firm, Scalia wrote. Scalia and Cheney are friends from their days working in the Ford administration, Scalia noted.
This looks really bad to me so why isn't Scalia recusing himself?
Why should Scalia recuse himself? Not for hunting ducks with someone. When you're out in a blind since 5:30 am after playing poker and drinking till 2am, the last thing you want is a partner who doesn't keep his mouth shut. The object of duck hunting is to fool ducks into thinking the blind is an ideal place to land. Conversation is as unwelcome as it would be during the putt that might win a PGA tournament.
Plus, in this day and age you hunt with people you otherwise can't stand, just to have someone to hunt with. My hunting buddy thinks nothing of changing into a t-shirt depicting an aborted fetus, for example, once we're done for the day.
You don't have to be bosom buddies to hunt with someone, any more than you have to be friends to play poker or golf.