Friday, July 30, 2010
A law school-related annoyance and the formation of my legal ideologies...
Also, I've been loving reading all of my fun pre-law summer reading that my brother-in-law assigned me. It's tough though. I'll read one book and think I know exactly how I feel about the constitution, and then a few great paragraphs about an opposing legal theory and I'm off in a new direction. It's fun and difficult to determine exactly what I feel are the most appropriate approaches to the constitution, and to statutory interpretation. But, seeing as the odds of me being a judge one day, especially one that would participate in judicial review, are not great.... I won't count on needing to know where I stand within the next couple months. So far the biggest influences on how I've felt have been Laurence Tribe, Ronald Dworkin, and Justice Antonin Scalia. I really appreciate Clarence Thomas, as well. We'll see where I'll end up on the judicial ideology scale.