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Volokh on Judicial Interpretation, An Unexamined Consistency May Be Individually Suboptimal

Sasha Volokh ends Choosing Interpretive Methods: A Positive Theory of Judges and Everyone Else with this remarkable line:

I do not suggest that a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, but, as an economist, I suggest (less eloquently) that an unexamined consistency may be individually suboptimal.

We were fortunate enough to have Prof. Volokh at the University of Houston Law Center this past year. The rest of the paper is well worth discussion but exams loom. It’s published in the Legal Workshop, a new site that’s off to an auspicious start, featuring op-ed versions of the articles published by the member law journals.

David Post Presents Jefferson’s Moose

The Berkman Center at Harvard Law has graciously posted media from David Post’s recent presentation of some of the ideas from his book Jefferson’s Moose, in which he answers the age old question – What do Thomas Jefferson, a moose, and cyberspace have in common?.

David G. Post, Stern Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, discusses questions raised by his recently-published book, In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace (Oxford), which re-creates Jefferson’s encyclopedia of the New World (”Notes on the State of Virginia,” 1786), but this time for cyberspace.

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