Monday, March 09, 2009
Justice Ginsburg's Footnotes
In the shameless plug department, I just thought I'd let the world know that I've posted this piece about Justice Ginsburg's footnotes on SSRN. It's a contribution to a symposium on the jurisprudence of Justice Ginsburg that is being held at the New England School of Law on Thursday. In the piece, I develop a nine-part taxonomy of Supreme Court footnotes and demonstrate, once and for all, that unlike the late, great David Foster Wallace, Justice Ginsburg never uses her footnotes to demonstrate the fractured nature of reality in her work.
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"always goes" should be "often went" -- A.V. Ristorante has closed! Cf. note 7, supra. (What does this say about the law review's fact-checkers?)
Posted by: Marty Lederman | Mar 9, 2009 9:32:14 AM
Lederman's in the star footnote! (hasn't gone to the fact-checkers yet, so my fault; and where do you go to get good pizza in the district now?)
Posted by: Jay Wexler | Mar 9, 2009 9:53:24 AM
Marty, it's good to know that your new job hasn't gotten in the way of the critical scholarly enterprise!
Posted by: Dan Markel | Mar 9, 2009 10:13:01 AM
How about footnotes citing her own prior academic research? Shouldn't that be a separate category, or at least sub-category?
Posted by: Martinned | Mar 9, 2009 3:55:33 PM
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