guns & purses (was Re: guns & crime)

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Wed Oct 18 12:54:45 PDT 2000

JKSCHW at wrote:

>There is a story about Scalia and some law
>prof. She was criticizing some opinion he wrote as wrong. He concluded by
>saying, there is one difference between us. Yes, she said? He said, I am on
>the Supreme Court, and you are not.

Reminds me of a story Donald Barthelme told somewhere about a conversation with the IRS agent who was auditing him. He mouthed some blather about how literature was discourse, the tax code was discourse, everything was just discourse. And she said, "Yes, but my discourse has subpoena power."


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