Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Wagnerian analogies (or being reminded why I love law)

Tonight, my love of law is again renewed. Judge Friendly in IIT v. Vencap, Ltd. (cited in a case I had to read for transnational law) called the Alien Tort Claims Act a "legal Lohengrin," saying that "no one seems to know whence it came."

*dorky giggle*

I love Wagner.

(And yes, I know, the story of Lohengrin is older than Wagner's opera, but this is most likely a Wagnerian reference.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not German mythology but surely you've seen this less highbrow yet perhaps more efficient reference...

6:01 PM  

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