Factoids That Will Probably Surprise No One

Jun 30th, 2008 // 5 Comments

AP050120029884.jpgBob Dylan is the most-cited musician in judicial opinions with 26 quoted lines, according to an article on the uses and misuses of popular music in legal writing by Alex B. Long. Rounding out the top seven of Long’s predictably boomer-rock-centric list: Paul Simon and/or Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Grateful Dead (!), and Joni Mitchell. [NYT]

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  1. okiedoke

    Watch out for that “!”

    And your point was … ?

  2. GhostOfDuane

    Ah yes, who can forget the Garcia/Hunter quote in the landmark dissent in “Planned Parenthood v. Casey:”

    “Mirror shatters
    in formless reflections
    of matter

    Glass hand dissolving
    to ice petal flowers
    revolving”

  3. Maura Johnston

    @okiedoke: drugs are bad?

  4. Ahh! Jim lad!

    @Maura Johnston:
    ** The Grateful Dead are bad

    <_<

  5. drjayphd

    Ludacris, meanwhile, will probably be in “Also Receiving Votes” for the foreseeable future:

    [patentlaw.typepad.com]

    (footnote, page 2)

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