September 9, 2015

Supreme Court Justices and Literature

Scott Dodson and Amy A. Dodson, both of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, have published Literary Justice at 18 Green Bag 2d 429 (2015). Here is the abstract.
This microsymposium essay empirically (and somewhat humorously) measures which current U.S. Supreme Court justice is the most literate, as determined by citations to great works of literary fiction. It further identifies the justices' favorite literary authors. Consistent with the mission of the Green Bag, the essay is meant to be lighthearted and entertaining, but it also recognizes the underlying importance of the intersection of legal opinion-writing and literary fiction.
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.

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