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Lawyers are bad writers

That is the conclusion of this new research paper by Eric Martinez (MIT), Frances Mollica (Edinburgh), and Edward Gibson (MIT). Their fancy paper is awkwardly titled “Poor writing, not specialized concepts, drives processing difficulty in legal language,” so I am … Continue reading

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The end of an era

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Academic freedom for me but not for thee

Originally posted on prior probability:
File under: Annals of liberal law professor hypocrisy. Bonus material: check out this video by Johnny Harris calling out additional forms of progressive hypocrisy. Happy Birthday, Adela!

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Alphabet Trucks

More details about Eric Tabuchi’s 2008 art project are available here.

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Friday funnies …

… if you have ever had to take a “conlaw” class.

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Postcards from Tampa

I visited Tampa, Florida last week to attend a jury trial (my wife Sydjia was co-counsel for the defense); here are some snapshots from our hotel, which was a former federal courthouse:

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Jean-Luc Godard forever

More details here and here.

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Texas Tuesday

Via u/Texas2Putts, check out this this amazing map showing all 254 county courthouses in the great State of Texas! More details here.

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More Monday music

If you are feeling somewhat somber or sad about recent events (e.g. the one-year anniversary of our disgraceful surrender to the Taliban or the death of a monarch in Europe), this haunting piece of music really captures the moment.

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Does history repeat itself?

On this day (9/11) in the year 9 A.D. the Romans suffer their greatest defeat at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest; thereafter the Rhine is established as the de facto border between the Roman Empire and the so-called barbarians … Continue reading

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