May 06, 2007

It Is a 24 Hour Take-Home

by PG

And I do have bottles of red wine and rum to finish... From the NYTBR:

Barbara Holland, though, might empathize. She reminds us that in 1787, two days before their work was done, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention adjourned to a tavern for some rest, and according to the bill they drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 of whiskey, 22 of port, 8 of hard cider and 7 bowls of punch so large that, it was said, ducks could swim around in them. Then they went back to work and finished founding the new Republic. Note the 55 delegates and 54 bottles of Madeira. Which founder was slacking?
If Article Three could be written while one was not perfectly sober, surely my Fed Courts exam can be as well!

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