Month: November 2010

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On the Twitter today, Jacob Levy made the half-defense of Bush v. Gore perhaps most commonly made by smart people: the majority opinion was indefensible, but the outcome is not, because the Rehnquist concurrence (arguing that the Florida courts violated the provision of Article II that the “State shall appoint [electors] in such Manner as […]

Nope, Not Over It

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On November 29, 2010

Jeffrey Toobin on the 10th anniversary of one of the worst Supreme Court decisions of all time: [M]omentous Supreme Court cases tend to move quickly into the slipstream of the Court’s history. In th

Irvin Kershner

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On November 29, 2010

Getting a genuinely good movie out of the Star Wars franchise definitely puts him the inner circle of the Amazing Directorial Accomplishments Hall of Fame, right up there with Billy Ray’s “

Spencer: State Department representatives didn’t immediately respond to questions about why diplomats need to acquire DNA and other biometric data on foreigners. Clearly, to clone foreign leaders and grow more tolerable replacements. Which, we can all agree, is exactly the kind of diplomatic project that should never, ever be talked about by anyone. Share

Brief Wikileaks Addendum

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In Robert Farley
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On November 28, 2010
I generally agree with Charli that there’s not much to particularly shock about the latest set of revelations (while also acknowledging that I haven’t gone through everything).  I think that this is primarily going to be of interest to diplomatic historians, who normally don’t get this kind of stuff for years and years and years […]
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