Thats right, check it out--the new, less-than-humble weblog from a loonibertarian. Watch the rise of Timothy Sandefur from opinionated and grating "Who's that guy who's always shouting things at the professor?"---to Important Libertarian Guy, all taking place right before your eyes. Got a job interview with Hert, King, and Coldren
on Friday. Looks like I'll be defending trailer park owners. It reminds me of the conversation I had with one of the lawyers I used to work for in San Bernardino. She found out I was going to law school. "What do you want to do?" she asked. "I want to defend rich corporations against idealistic liberals," I said. But now I'm defending landlords, one of the most persecuted minorities in human history.
Heard from my friend Sarah Hempel, artiste on the rise
, who is busy making the rest of us guys jealous as she gets daily more head-over-heels for her beau. Check out her most recent artistic project, "Stations of the Cross."
Don Cooper, soon-to-be-formerly of The Objectivist Center,
sent me as a Christmas present some tapes from this year's TOC summer seminar. One of them is a tape of Chip Mellor talking about the Takings Clause, and particularly the Mississippi case,
in which I've been writing a brief. The Mississippi Supreme Court has been issuing stays in the case
, which suggest that they're not too eager to hear it. Probably hoping that Nissan--the multimillion dollar corporation which needs to steal the property of poor, black homeowners to build an auto manufacturing plant. (Helping out the economy, you see). Mellor told about a prayer meeting he went to at the local AME Zion Church, attended by the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Institute for Justice. It was quite a moving sight, he said, when Martin Luther King III gave an impassioned speech about the importance of property rights, while wearing one of IJ's "Halt Eminent Domain Abuse" stickers!
Welcome to my weblog. I'm hoping this will be a more convenient forum for updates of my news and doings, as well as my fevered rants.