Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Who was Cacciaguida? See Dante's PARADISO, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII.


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Thursday, August 30, 2007
 
Introductory speech for Constitutional Law II (Individual Rights):
You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of constitutional rights-making. As there is little foolish rule-following here, many of you will hardly believe this is law. I don’t expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cert-pool with its shimmering issues, the delicate power of rhetoric that creeps through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses. I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death – if you aren’t as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach.
When first tried about three years ago, it got a few knowing chuckles. Last week, it got applause.