May 13, 2010

Points to ponder (Cynics ed.)

Reposted from May 3, 2009
[John Chipman] Gray managed to conduct a major law practice in Boston throughout his forty years on Harvard's faculty. His special field was real property — legal rights in land — although he had once taught constitutional law (which he abandoned because he was convinced that "there was no such thing," that constitutional law was merely politics).
— Gerald Gunther, Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge, p. 50

And he hadn't even seen D.C. v. Heller, where the Court was reduced to reading the Constitution backwards to reach the proper result.

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