Monday, June 30, 2008

Rock 'n' roll federal courts

Bob DylanJanis Joplin
Bedrock(er)s of American law
Simon and Garfunkel

This multimedia post serves as a sequel to Rock 'n' Roll Law School — the SSRN download as well as the Jurisdynamics entry. Scott Greenfield of Simple Justice and Adam Liptak of the New York Times have extracted maximum musical value out of one passage in Chief Justice John Roberts's dissent in Sprint Communications Co. V. APCC Services, Inc., No. 07-552 (U.S. June 23, 2008):
“The absence of any right to the substantive recovery means that respondents cannot benefit from the judgment they seek and thus lack Article III standing. ‘When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose.’ Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone, on Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia Records 1965).”
A Times pop-up graphic explains the broader place of rock 'n' roll citations in the federal courts. The rest of this post will let the music speak for itself:

Like a Rolling Stone

Me and Bobby McGee

I Am a Rock


Anonymous John Sirus said...

Rock 'n' roll, baby :)

1/26/2009 3:33 AM  

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