Monday, April 19, 2021

“I am particularly mindful of my status as a white scholar reiterating, amplifying, remixing, and building upon arguments previously made by intellectual property scholars of color.”

From the, “What in the hell is this?” department comes this gem. I ask, is this a law review article or an undergrad comparative literature paper? It’s no wonder Justice Roberts wonders, “If the academy wants to deal with the legal issues at a particularly abstract and philosophical level, that’s great and that’s their business. But they shouldn’t expect that it would be of any particular help or even interest to members of the practicing bar or judges.” He continues to ask, “Is this area of research going to be of help to anyone other than other academics?” The answer, my friends, resides in Michael Anthony Hall’s notable quip from 1985…“I can answer that right now, sir. That’d be ‘no, no’ for me…”



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