They fought the law

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On December 7, 2004
A remarkable story, as the Supreme Court confronts egregious lawlessness in the Fifth Cicuit, itself intended to cover up egregious lawlessness in Texas’s administration of the death penalty: The two lawyers who stood before the justices were the same two who argued for the same parties two years ago: Seth P. Waxman representing Thomas Miller-El, […]

Left2Right

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On December 7, 2004
Everyone’s linking to this new blog started by Velleman, whose work I don’t personally know, but who I know is a big name in philosophy. But the rest of the roster brings the star-studded, high-flying world of tenured political theorists into the blogosphere. Such luminaries as Elizabeth Anderson, Don Herzog, David Estlund, David Schmidtz, Josh Cohen, […]

Scott’s Movie Roundup

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On December 5, 2004
Sideways: I don’t have much to say that you haven’t already heard. I’m not one to reflexively go with a critical consensus–hell, most critics think Richard Goddamn Linklater is a genius–but this movie demonstrates the folly of Hitchens-like contrarianism; it’s pretty clearly the best American movie of the year. Payne’s record is remarkable–four films, every […]
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