Law and Movies: They're What I'm Good For
2. Roger Ebert: Get well soon. Meantime, I found some interest in a compilation of some of his reviews involving Johnny Depp. Depp is the MAN! He's been in bad movies and he's miscalculated on occasion, but he has always been fascinating. Any time I hear about him in a movie, I want to see it. I don't care if he wants to play a 5-year old midget acrobat running for President on the Republican ticket. He can do anything. He's Johnny freakin' Depp!
Survey of my readers: who else fits in that category of actors? "He can do anything! He's ________ freakin' ________!" At the moment only Kevin freakin' Spacey comes to mind. Any other nominations? (Let us not be sexist. Actresses, too. Although at the moment only Meryl freakin' Streep comes to mind.)
3. You're probably already off and running with the movie thoughts, but - in an effort to point out again how monumentally important the Hamdan decision was - I direct you to these analyses on the American Constitution Society's blog.
4. I hope to make my national security law paper - "Can Presidents Kill?" - publishable quality and get it published by my old journal. (They OWE me after all those long nights in the library Bluebooking.) My national security law professor, Scott Silliman, has agreed to help me fix it up. In return, I feel I should shamelessly promote him. He's testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Tuesday on how to proceed after Hamdan. Personally, I kind of like being able to say my professor is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"Hello, my name is Ben and I'm an elitist." (That is a reference only Kenny and possibly Erin would get.)