Graham v. Dunkley is a lone wolf
Thank you to Robert M. Conti of the Bee Ready firm (http://www.beereadylaw.com/) for bringing this decision to my attention.
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Professor John Yoo of Boalt Hall was the inaugural speaker for the Buffalo Chapter of the Federalist Society. He discussed the Schlesinger anecdotal study of Presidential greatness and a more recent survey of college professors on the same topic. The "top ten" lists for both studies were remarkably consistent, with the exception of the recent study, which listed Reagan as no. 8. The top three are Washington, Lincoln, and FDR. Other top ten Presidents are Truman, Jefferson, and Jackson. Professor Yoo has written that "great" Presidents are often those Presidents who take an aggressive or expansive view of Presidential power (with the example of the counterthesis being Nixon). Jefferson made the Louisiana purchase despite a lack of Constitutional authority to do so. Jackson ignored the Supreme Court's ruling in McCulloch v. Maryland to veto the national bank. The event was well attended and the FS looks forward to promoting debate on legal issues. Professor Yoo later gave the 25th Frank J. Raichle presentation, which has included a number of Supreme Court Justices including Justices Rehnquist (as Chief), Scalia, O'Connor, White, and Ginsburg while she was on the DC Cir.
"Judges and lawyers often complain that the courts are inundated with a flood of litigation, but the fact remains that litigation is as American as apple pie." von Bulow by Auersperg v. von Bulow, 657 F.Supp. 1134, 1143 (S.D.N.Y. 1987).
. . . because he never examined the subject machines, reviewed any relevant literature, or obtained an exemplar machine upon which to conduct testing -- rendering his opinions "not reliable" because they were not "grounded on sufficient facts or data." LaBarge v. Joslyn Clark Controls, Inc., 2007 WL 2788253 (2d Cir. Sept. 26, 2007), affirming on other grounds Judge Skretny's decision published at 2006 WL 2795612. Consequently, SJ was awarded in favor of the Ds.
Judge Elfvin is pictured here with his clerk family at his 30th anniversary celebration.