Thursday, July 16, 2009


It seems that over a thousand law professors from around the nation have signed on to a letter endorsing President Barry's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. It contains a virtual rogue's gallery of the Left of legal academia.

Just for grins, I checked out the names from my law school, Emory University School of Law, to learn who signed onto it.

One of those names, Professor Frank J. Vandall's --- my Torts professor (he memorably described a faulty rug in class as "a tort waiting to happen") --- is misspelled. One of the "Ls" is omitted from his last name.

One would have thought that those involved would have gone to the trouble of spelling one of the participant's name correctly. After all, Senate Democrats and other critics once savaged a Reagan appointee, Judge Daniel Manion of the Seventh Circuit, for typographical and spelling errors appearing in his briefs, and tried to derail his nomination on that basis.

H/T to SCOTUSblog.

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