Friday, June 26, 2015

Scalia and Shakespeare

In his dissent in King v. Burwell, Scalia borrows from Shakespeare (as have other justices in other opinions as discussed here by Sasha Volokh):

Understatement, thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act! . . .

Impossible possibility, thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act! . . .

Contrivance, thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act!

 

When, if ever, would you encourage your students to try a similar technique?

(njs)

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