• We do the Bridge-Walks on Saturday mornings assuming no rain or other commitments. We meet at 7:45 a.m. and begin walking to the Golden Gate Bridge at 8:00 a.m. It's okay to arrive late; you'll just have to catch up or meet us after the turn at Fort Point. 7:45 a.m. SFYC-Marina parking lot to GGB & return, assuming a decent weather forecast. This is a walk TO, not over, the bridge, and back.

  • Description: Unless otherwise noted, all walks proceed as follows: we begin at the parking lot shown as Yacht Road on Mapquest adjacent to the north end of the Marina Green next to the St. Francis Yacht Club. We meet at 7:45 a.m. and at 8:00 a.m. ambling towards the Golden Gate Bridge, which is about a mile-and-a-quarter away. If you're late, it's easy to catch up. The round trip takes about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. There are comfort stations at each end. Snacks and a bookstore are at the Warming Hut near the Bridge. Plenty of birds and boats to see along the way. Bring a friend or child, a camera or binoculars. Dress for wind and weather. Drizzles don't bother, rainstorms will cancel. We talk about something, nothing, birds, plants, boats, whatever, and if it relates to Con-Law, so much the better, but that's not required. We enjoy ourselves, basically, by getting fresh air and taking a more or less brisk walk, depending on what stops we make to smell the flowers or view a bird.


  • Choose a work that you love and you won't have to work another day. Confucius
  • A sound mind in a sound body under a sound Constitution, that's our motto. rs
  • The key to nearly everything is a competent investigation, which means one conducted with integrity, an attempt to see where you might be wrong. RS w/ thanks to RPF
  • The key to creating an illusory world is a biased selection of facts according to a preconceived notion. - Thomas Sowell
  • The past isn't dead, it's all around you... rs
  • The past isn't dead. It isn't even past. -- Wm. Faulkner
  • If Constitutional Law doesn't get your dander up, you're not getting it. -- R. Sheridan
  • The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, but remember, you are the easiest person to fool. -- Richard P. Feynman
  • No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. -- U.S. Constitution, Amends 5, 14
  • No freeman shall be taken, imprisoned,...or in any other way destroyed...except by the lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land. - Magna Carta
  • The only thing new under the sun is the history you don't know. -- Harry S Truman
  • Study the past if you would divine the future. -- Confucius







April 17, 2005



Far be it from me to kid anyone.

This site is for the benefit of Con-Law students, me, and mine, primarily, that is, along with anyone else with a similar interest. When I see an article of interest, I copy it and post it, in this case with the permission of the NY Times.

The idea is that this site is a resource in which what I comment on is available for readers to see what I'm talking about. It makes it easier for them to make up their own minds. Plus, I get to lay in front of readers what others say in full, without editing by me. Why should I edit Jeffrey Rosen, who knows more about the subject than I do, when the paid staff of the NYT has already done a better job than I could?

So unless John is the publisher of the NYT and has switched position on me, I don't think he has a legitimate beef, just a different point of view.

If you want to contact the NYT and tell 'em someone is stealing their stuff, feel free, and let me know what you come up with.

Incidentally, when I offered to pay 'em for allowing me to do this, they sent me some advice on how to do it more easily and just as free, for which I am most grateful.

To me, it's fair use, helping Aunt, or Uncle NYT spread it's message on my dime, with full credit and the implied endorsement that I wouldn't have posted it had I not thought it an interesting, maybe great, resource.

Sorry, more or less, that you don't approve.


you got to me kidding me. Reproduce an entire article from the NTY Times? The proper way to do this is to post excerpts that you specifically want to comment on and then link to the article itself. that's the way the web works -hyperlinks.

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