december 4: book. what book – fiction or non – touched you? where were you when you read it? have you bought and given away multiple copies?
while in DC this summer i took a course on constitutional interpretation through the federalist papers. while i had never read all of them before, i, like many, had read bits and pieces [10, 14, 84, 78, 70, 39, 51, etc.]. it was so cool to buy a book of all 85 and read them front to back.
i’m not nearly eloquent enough to say anything about them besides go read them. i’m so in love with all the articles. buy a copy, read them online, do whatever – just read! gives a great impression of just how tenuous our beginning was.
justice scalia spoke with our class and said one of the best things law students can do is to read all of the federalist papers. if it’s good enough for my hero nino, it’s more than adequate for me.
my new dream for future children is to have a son named hamilton, a daughter named madison, and a puppy named jay. we’ll call our little family publius. nerd alert!