Non-Sequiturs: 05.19.17


* Holy smokes! What subject just led the en banc Eleventh Circuit to issue almost 300 pages worth of opinions? [How Appealing]

* I’m all in favor of anonymous blogging, but there’s no denying that it can be hazardous to one’s Article III ambitions. [BuzzFeed]

* It’s not just President Donald Trump’s handshakes that can be dangerous (just ask Justice Neil Gorsuch); he’s weaponized the hug as well, as James Comey learned. [Althouse]

* A high-profile visitor over at the Volokh Conspiracy: renowned First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams will be blogging about his new book, The Soul of the First Amendment (affiliate link). [Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post]

* Speaking of books, here’s Professor Lisa Pruitt on J.D. Vance’s (critically acclaimed, bestselling) memoir, Hillbilly Elegy (affiliate link): “I knew Yale law degrees were valuable, but Vance’s seems to be working miracles.”

* And here are some reflections from Professor Andrew Guthrie Ferguson on whether fear should be part of the law school experience. [PrawfsBlawg]
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