Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004
So what do I do with this quill?
Here's Dahlia's take on the Pasquantino argument, which was yesterday morning. She's pretty much got the gist of what happened. It is foolhardy to predict case outcomes from what one sees on the bench, but I'm feeling pretty optimistic.

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