Several American lawyers who are still practiced until age 100 and beyond gave the same reason: once you stop working, you die.
Who was Rushmore anyway? A nobody. He was an attorney who used to come to that location to hunt. Look it up.
Everybody knows the aphorism about falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater. I am pretty sure that I heard it for the first time in class in elementary school and then countless times thereafter. The concept is universally accepted, or is as close to universal acceptance as any such statement is likely to be.
No. 1,179 Federal Judge Richard G. Kopf is a fearless blogger, as this partial reprint will attest. Does he mean all the stuff he says below? I don’t know. Some of it, I guess. But judges are pretty fearsome, even if they don’t offer to shoot you if you plan an unscheduled home visit. By […]
This Blog Post about former Justice John Paul Stevens will brighten your day. It appears in Neil Steinberg’s Blog: Every Goddamn Day. There is no point in me embellishing on Steinberg’s riveting story. Just read it.
No. 1,135 It is hard to think of an old adage that is more disempowering than this one. It is a negative idea, intended to discourage old dogs from even trying to learn something. In a rapidly changing world, this leads to the marginalization of some of our most experienced and capable people. As a […]
I thought it was Learned Hand, a famous Chief Judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals . I said so at least three times in prior posts. Wrong!
If your interests include history, read the post about Oliver Wendell Holmes in SCOTUS Blog. Holmes was wounded twice, including on the bloodiest day in American history, the Battle of Antietam.
This event reminded me that we haven’t seen the canonization of a lawyer for quite a few centuries. The patron saints of lawyers and judges are St. Thomas More and Saint Ives. Both were great men and worthy patrons of the profession. But why are there no saintly lawyers recognized by the Church who lived in the past five centuries?
Justice Michael Angelo Musmanno died on Columbus Day, October 12, 1968. But his name is still on the door of his chambers, 45 years later. This door is located on the Eighth Floor of the City County Building, on the upper level, where the Office of the Board of Viewers is now located.keep looking »