Law and reality in publishing (seldom the same thing) from the author's side of the slush pile, with occasional forays into politics, military affairs, censorship and the First Amendment, legal theory, and anything else that strikes me as interesting.
The Chief Justice died earlier this evening a month short of his eighty-first birthday, after nineteen years as Chief Justice and fifteen more as an Associate Justice. RIP
Although Rehnquist's jurisprudence often did not meet with my approval, he did a great deal to repair institutional damage wreaked by his predecessor as Chief Justice. For that alone he deserves respect.