Friday, December 28, 2007

Starting today

Annual Meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

December 28-29, 2007, Baltimore MD

Friday, December 28

GIV-2. American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
Location: Falkland, Fourth Floor
2:45-5:45 p.m.
Topic: Loyalty

2:45-4:10 p.m.
Chair: Sanford Levinson (University of Texas)
Speaker: Daniel Markovits (Yale University)
"Lawyerly Fidelity"
Commentators: Lynn Mather, Martin Lederman

4:20-5:45 p.m.
Chair: Donald Horowirz (Duke Unversity)
Speaker: Nancy Sherman (Georgetown University)
"For the Sake of Comrades"
Commentators: Ryan Balot; Phillip Carter

6-8 pm: Reception: Kent A, Fourth Floor

Saturday Morning, December 29

Dover B, 3rd floor
8-8:50 am: Breakfast reception
8:50-9 am- Business Meeting. Note: not 8-8:50 am as indicated on some schedules
Group Session VII – 9:00-11:00 a.m.

GVII-1. American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Topic: Loyalty
Chair: Nancy Rosenblum (Harvard University)
Speaker: Russell Muirhead (University of Texas–Austin)
"Partisan Loyalties"
Commentators: Richard Pildes; David Estlund
(Preceded in same room by ASPLP breakfast, 8:00-9:00 a.m.)

(I'll miss the first session because I'll be giving a paper at "IV-D. Symposium: Iris Marion Young.")

Sunday, December 23, 2007

It's all true!

The reason why in recent years the British constitution has been altered beyond recognition-- abolishing the ancient and honorable hereditary lords, undoing the Union of 1707 that was the guarantee against Jacobite invasions from the north, and the carving up of the duties of the even more ancient and honorable office of Lord Chancellor-- is that there was a crypto-papist in 10 Downing Street!

Conspiracy theorists of the world, know your moment of triumph. We now have clear proof that, if you let your guard down for even a moment, 200 or so years later your prophecies will all come true.