Best legal news stories of the year?
It’s December, and so it’s time to procrastinate grading by once again pondering topics like “what were the most interesting legal news stories of 2009?”
Personally, I liked Adam Liptak’s recent masterpiece, “The Turducken Approach to Privacy Law.” Sample quote:
A turducken is a chicken stuffed into a duck that is then stuffed into a turkey. Amanda Hesser, writing in The New York Times Magazine in 2002, said that “a well-prepared turducken is a marvelous treat, a free-form poultry terrine layered with flavorful stuffing and moistened with duck fat.” But a good terrine is probably not the ideal model for a legal doctrine.
Of course, the article’s substantive content — privacy rights of employees — was interesting as well, but let’s be clear, it was the turducken metaphor which really made this article shine. Turducken is like cowbell; legal discourse can always use more. (Image: Wikicommons.)
Which legal stories of 2009 did you find most interesting?