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The Dred Scott Decision

In Arts & Letters, Dred Scott, Jurisprudence, Law-and-Literature, Legal Education & Pedagogy, Literary Theory & Criticism, The Supreme Court on June 16, 2010 at 10:08 pm

My paper on the Dred Scott decision is available on SSRN.  Click here to view the abstract and then click “One-click Download” to read the paper.


Stanley Fish Takes on David A. Strauss

In Arts & Letters, Jurisprudence, Law-and-Literature, Literary Theory & Criticism, The Supreme Court on May 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

In his weekly column for The New York Times, Stanley Fish takes to task David A. Strauss, whose method of constitutional interpretation, or explanation of constitutional interpretation, seems incoherent, pivoting on grand assumptions about the ways in which readers of a text construe the meaning(s) of that text.

Stanley Fish

In Arts & Letters, Jurisprudence, Literary Theory & Criticism, Politics, The Supreme Court on April 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Stanley Fish writes about The First Amendment and Kittens.

Shakespeare Authorship Debate, Justice Stevens’s Retirement

In Arts & Letters, Book Reviews, Law-and-Literature, Literary Theory & Criticism, Shakespeare, The Supreme Court on April 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm

This article, or review, appeared in the Times Literary Supplement last week.  Charles Nicholl, the author, addresses the continuing Shakespeare authorship debate.  Justice Stevens, who recently announced his retirement, has rendered his own opinion on the matter.  Will Shakespeare become part of Stevens’s legacy?

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