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Professor @nyulaw. Director @policingproject Litigator, author (and dad). Author - Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission; The Will of the People; Open Book
14 Dec 18
Here’s a #thread about #judges and #judges’ opinions. I don’t want to name names. I’m hoping Twitterland will get the word out. It’s important, to that small audience at least. It’s about a lack of awareness and humility 1/
So there’s this emerging cadre of judges who write opinions that seem clever and erudite and get some adoring attention. But here’s the thing. At a conference of pretty bright academics of various persuasions and we have two things we seem to all think about those opinions 2/
The first is a little catty; the second is deadly serious. They both matter. (And I’m not naming names of judges or academics but you know who you are.) 3/
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