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July Shall Be Conquered Like Waterloo

Lawyers, you guys. Lawyers. I'm so into them. But SPECIFICALLY lawyers who argue in front of a judge and not a jury, because people are dumb and we're easily swayed by dumb things. But lawyers arguing in front of JUDGES are like "Well, I understand that the burden of proof is on us, but I believe we have more than adequately met burden of proof. Sui generis! Proffered! Fun lawyer words!"

Also they have to cite case law and mmmm.

One of my brothers and I drive other people in-sane because we argue using rationality and frustratingly specific references to what the other person has said in the past, but when we argue TOGETHER it can be the best because we're the only people that that style of argument doesn't annoy. Except lawyers. So hearing courtroom arguments where it's their job to do this makes me very happy. "YES. APPEAL TO LOGIC AND NOT EMOTION" say I with delight as they coldly cite precedent. "EMOTION IS FOR WIMPS."

Also, hey, here's the creepiest picture of Steinbeck I've ever found:

So. It's July. June was FRIGHTENINGLY active, as it was finally kind of warm here, so I did not, in fact, get mucho reading done. So FOR JULY. For July I will finish all these things that I started but have not finished because of Reasons:

Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Fear of Flying
Desert of the Heart
A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot
The Drood Murder Case
The Gifts of the Jews


(p.s. isn't lawyer Roberta Kaplan the best? she's the best. I have mp3 versions of her oral arguments. y'know JUST IN CASE ANYONE WANTS THEM)


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