Heiko Recktenwald on Sat, 1 Apr 2006 17:08:27 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> "A good topic for debate in an open society."

(a) http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2006/63855.htm

The resolution is at


(b) The famous Scalia speech in Switzerland (Fribourg), which has IMHO 
two sides, is at in full lenght at


A shorter version with the much quoted famous and the IMHO more 
important unquoted  - "How long will this war last?"  The topic is 
habeas corpus! - sentenses is at


(c) There would be a lot to say about Scalias method of thinking. Lets 
take slavery, a theoretical problem, hopefully, that was perfectly legal 
under the U.S. constitution up to not very long ago. A more practical 
problem is the death penalty - what is law, what are morals, what is the 
constitution, what is simple law good for. But that would move the focus 
to far away from "Condi Rice was surreal".

Just one reminder: Larry Lessig of "creativ commons" etc fame was one of 
Scalias clercs as well,


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