The Legal Academy Strikes Back


Orin S. Kerr, “The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria” (March 28, 2015)


In 2011, Chief Justice Roberts commented that if you “pick up a copy of any law review that you see,” “the first article is likely to be, you know, the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria, or something, which I’m sure was of great interest to the academic that wrote it, but isn’t of much help to the bar.” No such article exists, of course — until now. This short essay explains why, in all likelihood, Kant’s influence on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria was none. 

Number of Pages in PDF File: 3

In a wonderful act of straight man humor, Orin Kerr writes a real (if brief) law review article with the title that Justice Roberts made up, and decisively supports its conclusion on the topic with solid, footnoted evidence.

Via How Appealing.  The Legal Theory Blog also reports this preprint article like any other.

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