September 13, 2006 3:32 PM
So about 45,000 of the opinions they have you read as a first year law student are by this judge named Learned Hand, who had a cousin - also an influential judge - named Augustus Noble Hand. Learned was also friends with J. D. Salinger, apparently, which I guess would make him about the one dude that Salinger would talk to.
I did read a decision for Property last night that wasn’t by Learned Hand, though - it was by Proctor Hug, Jr. It’s like a Care Bear mated with the cast of The Crucible. And it makes me happy.