Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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The only time you’re going to have an opportunity to study a whole area of the law systematically is in law school. You should not waste that opportunity. Take the bread-and-butter courses. Do not take ‘law and women,’ do not take ‘law and poverty,’ do not take ‘law and anything.’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, advising students during a speaking engagement at the University of Wyoming Law School in October 2012 that they should avoid “frill courses” during their time in school. (Source: Above the Law)

1. This explains a lot about that bitter old bastard

2. Because the law affects nothing else, amirite?

Because if we take “law and anything,” we might try to understand the ways “law” affects the “anything,” then that might change into action based on that understanding, and shit — those not old white men people might start getting all uppity and thinking they deserve things like rights.

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  5. wineslacker said: What this truly explains is the attitude common among judges and attorneys; that everyone that is not a lawyer is inferior. Spoken as one who has worked for attorneys for 20 years.
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