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Post date: Posted on: September 11, 2014

Consider the persimmon. No wild fruits are so sweet and delectable as ripe persimmons after the first fall freeze, if you can beat the birds to them. But a green persimmon is not just less tasty; it is inedible. Not even a ‘possum will eat a green persimmon.

Tags: Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Commercial Litigation, Courts, Equity / Chancery
Post date: Posted on: September 3, 2014

In the New York Times, Adam Liptak has a piece on the trend of Supreme Court opinions accepting and restating facts appearing in amicus briefing, some of which facts are later revealed to be erroneous or based on questionable studies: "Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them."  This is a phenomenon that was heavily criticized by Justice Scalia in his dissent in Sykes v. United States, No. 09-11311 (2011):

Tags: Appeals, Courts, Evidence, Legal History, Legal Industry, Legal Theory, Legislation
Post date: Posted on: July 4, 2014

by professor Randy Barnett here.

Tags: Legal History, Legal Theory
Post date: Posted on: April 11, 2014

Editor's note: early in the life of this blog we attempted to provide a famous quotation from legal history, sometimes with extensive commentary and historical perspective (see here) in a piece entitled "Legal Quote of the Week."  It's

Tags: Courts, Legal History, Legal Industry
Post date: Posted on: January 13, 2014

At Mosaic Magazine, Joshua Berman writes on a variety of issues in Jewish law or halakha, and in particular the distinction between statutory and common-law approaches to the law.

Tags: Comparative Law, Legal History
Post date: Posted on: December 31, 2013

For fun, as we complete our (very) last minute tax year transactions, let’s ponder some tax quotations from 20th century politicians—

Tags: Legal History, Taxation

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