Archive for January, 2011

In my previous post I mentioned Josh Blackman’s article about John Marshall Harlan’s constitutional law lectures. But Mr. Blackman has another connection to Harlan that is worth mentioning. Mr. Blackman is the creator of FantasySCOTUS, an ingenious porting of fantasy football to the world of predicting Supreme Court case outcomes.  Created two years ago, the […]


Supreme Court justices have always struck me as extremely busy people. Too busy–and well paid–to have time or the need to moonlight. But apparently this was not always the case. For the years 1891 to 1910, the perpetually cash-strapped John Marshall Harlan was a part time professor at the law school in George Washington University […]