Well, I guess I will have to walk back some of my criticism of Mario “The Mangler” Apuzzo, Esq. Martha Minnow, Dean of The Harvard Law School, announced Saturday, that famed Birther attorney, Mario Apuzzo, Esq., has been named to the Ezra Pound Chair on Common Law.
This is a very prestigious and lucrative position. Pound served as Dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936. The Journal of Legal Studies has identified Pound as one of the most cited legal scholars of the 20th century. Wiki also notes:
In 1922, Pound and Felix Frankfurter undertook a detailed quantitative study of crime reporting in Cleveland newspapers for the month of January 1919, using column inch counts. They found that, whereas, in the first half of the month, the total amount of space given over to crime was 925 inches, in the second half it leapt to 6642 inches. This was in spite the fact that the number of crimes reported had only increased from 345 to 363.
They concluded that although the city’s much publicized “crime wave” was largely fictitious and manufactured by the press, the coverage had a very real consequence for the administration of criminal justice. Because the public believed they were in the middle of a crime epidemic, they demanded an immediate response from the police and the city authorities. These agencies wishing to retain public support, complied, caring “more to satisfy popular demand than to be observant of the tried process of law.” The result was a greatly increased likelihood of miscarriages of justice and sentences more severe than the offenses warranted.
While some think this is fishy, and sounds like Apuzzo is being lured away from the Birther movement, Minnow says the appointment of Apuzzo is in line with the institution’s commitment to diversity. She also notes that while Apuzzo’s selection is controversial, his appointment will bring fresh blood to the common law, which has long been mired down in centuries of tradition. She also stated that even critics of Apuzzo can not help but be impressed by his depth of knowledge related to alternative legal systems, and that his recent 200 page brief in Pennsylvania Birther was the deciding factor.
Minnow relates that after reading Apuzzo’s Brief, she was just stunned, and temporarily lost the power of speech. When she came to her senses, she realized that Apuzzo needed an institution, like Harvard, where he could hone his academic talents. The Birther Think Tank was able to obtain a copy of Apuzzo’s Curriculum Vitae from the Harvard website! I have deleted the first page, which contained personal information, but here are pages 2 and 3:
Here is an image of the same two pages of Apuzzo’s CV:
Will wonders never seize???
Note 1. The Image. This can be found here, along with some remarkable photos:
The Caption is a play on Ezra Pound’s quote, Genius… is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Note 2. Mario Apuzzo’s blog may be found here:
and here is his 200 page Brief: