Monday, December 04, 2006

Equal Justice Under ROCK

Jack Balkin et al. have invented a nerdy lawyer parlor game, because there weren't enough already—based entirely on their writing style, what rock stars do justices of the Supreme Court most resemble?
  • William Rehnquist-- David Byrne of Talking Heads, Blondie, Devo. Unsentimental, terse, and cleverly ironic 80's New Wave post-punk. (Psycho-Killer could easily be a Rehnquist opinion except, of course, for the use of French. No foreign sources in our Constitution, thank you.).
  • Antonin Scalia-- Meat Loaf. Histrionic Opera Rock.
Link (via Volokh Conspiracy). Scalia really could have saved some trees if he reduced his dissent in Lawrence v. Texas to "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that."

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