Monday, April 20, 2009

A Case of Mistaken Identity?: Justice Stevens and "Shakespeare"

The Wall Street Journal has an engaging report on Justice Stevens' beliefs - - - as well as the beliefs of some other Justices - - - on whether Shakespeare was the author of Shakespeare's canon.  

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Justice Stevens, it seems, share doubts about the Bard's identity with Justice Scalia, both of whom consider Shakespeare's "commoner" class background as compared to the knowledge demonstrated in the plays.   This might be an interesting lens to reinterpret some of the Court's decisions on economic class and education.

RR

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2009/04/a-case-of-mistaken-identity-justice-stevens-and-shakespeare.html

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