New thread: grading Justices and Opinions
L10MXP1 at WPO.CSO.NIU.EDU
Sun Mar 11 17:56:42 PST 2001
Shubba objects: "Malla's factors make sense to me, but I also wonder
if they are really about what makes a justice great as
opposed to respectable or merely competent"
I would argue that a Justice who is not respectable should not be
considered great. For that reason, much as I believe that Scalia is the
best writer on the current court, I would not want my students to use
him as a role model (even putting aside that I am widely to his left).
I am offended by judges who "hide the ball."
Visiting Assoc. Prof. of Law
Northern Illinois Univ., College of Law
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
815-753-1160; (fax) 815-753-9499
mallapollack at niu.edu
More information about the Conlawprof