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How Apropos

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On May 4, 2008
So, I am studying for my last-ever law school exam. And it’s in professional responsibility, which, for you non-lawyers (and I hope there are lots of you), is an ABA requirement. Even though I have already taken (and passed) the MPRE. And let me tell you, I am struggling. Not only am I just plum […]

It’s So Bad, We Can’t Know How Bad

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On March 26, 2008
My brain crush on Adam Liptak had been waning for a few weeks. Until yesterday. Liptak’s Sidebar column this week takes on the problem of the wrongly incarcerated. More specifically, he addresses our societal failure to really do anything about it, and Justice Scalia’s endorsement of our societal ambivalence (he calls it a “truism not […]

Giving an Inch, but not a Mile

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On December 20, 2007
So, I’m late to the Liptak love this week. I blame it on…whatever. It’s time. Only 2 days late. This week, Liptak joins the crack/cocaine sentencing fray with a column noting how little the Supreme Court’s big holdings in Kimbrough and Gall last week will actually mean. Liptak rightly points out that, without Congressional action, […]

Injustice and Felony Murder

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On December 4, 2007

Via Plumer, Adam Liptak discusses the case of a 20-year-old in Florida serving life without parole for lending some friends his car. What’s particularly useful in the article is that Liptak make

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