Harvard Law Review: We Know Statutes, Not So Much Statues

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  1. Patrick says:

    Which brings to mind a favorite Seinfeld episode:

    Kramer: Anyway, it's been two years. I mean isn't there like a statue of limitations on that?
    Jerry: Statute.
    Kramer: What?
    Jerry: Statute of limitations. It's not a statue.
    Kramer: No, statue.
    Jerry: Fine, it's a sculpture of limitations.
    Kramer: Just wait a minute…Elaine, Elaine! Now you're smart, is it statue or statute of limitations?
    Elaine: Statute.
    Kramer: Oh, I really think you're wrong.
    Elaine: Look, Kramer, I have to take this test ok, I don't have a long of time.
    Kramer: What test?
    Elaine: An IQ test.
    Kramer: Why do you take an IQ test?
    Elaine: It's for George.
    Kramer: George?
    Elaine: Yeah, can I…can I explain it to you later?
    Kramer: Why are you taking an IQ test for George?
    Elaine: Would you please?!
    Kramer: What, is it for a job or something?
    Elaine: Later!
    Kramer: You're positive it's a statute?

  2. Andrew says:

    Stop persecuting this hero.


    "Telfeyan is no newcomer to the activist scene. … His high school tried to stop Pajama Day, a popular school spirit activity. Telfeyan reacted by going on a hunger strike and chaining himself up to an oak tree for three days. He reports that he was not completely tied up, and could have left at any time, but the move was symbolic. Happily, Telfeyan’s efforts paid off: the administration reinstated Pajama Day."

  3. PLW says:

    I'd rather die than live in a world without pajama day. And so should you.

  4. RobF says:

    You know who else was made fun of for his revolutionary morality?


  5. Anon says:

    Phil is not the author of the posts and blog attributed to him.

  6. Ken says:

    Anon, I'd be happy to apologize to Phil if Above the Law's reporting, upon which I have relied, is incorrect.

    I note that they report this:

    There have been suggestions, in the comments here and elsewhere, that Phil Telfeyan is not the author of "Do the Right Thing At Every Moment." The blog appears legitimate to us (and we note, with interest, the 5:05 PM comment on this Concurring Opinions thread). But we have contacted Mr. Telfeyan, through messages to his Harvard email address and through Facebook, to invite him to issue an on-the-record denial of authorship, if he is not in fact the author.

    If Mr. Telfeyan is not the author of the note, the apologetic comment on Above the Law, or the blog, it is not clear to me why he does not give them an on-the-record denial.

    Also, Anon, I note that you do not assert that he is not the author of the Student Note — only that he is not the author of the blog and post. Do you assert that the apology in the post — admitting that the Note misrepresents the statute — is inaccurate?

  7. Ken says:

    Also, I note that there are competing anonymous claims on this topic, as suggested by the 5/27 5:05 comment on this thread.

  8. Ken says:

    By the way, the Google cache of the now-private blog is here.

  9. PLW says:

    "admitting that the Note misrepresents the statute — is inaccurate?"

    Hoisted by your own petard?