March 18, 2004
by Jeremy Blachman
March 18, 2004 12:26 AM
I just posted a "Legal Puzzler of the Day" up there where the This Date In Legal History post had been. I think that space could be pretty fun to play with; if anyone has any cool ideas, let me know or post a comment. Please don't post the answer though. That'll spoil the fun. Do tell me if you think it's either too easy or too hard. The first case I picked was Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States and that just seemed way too long to be fair. But this one seems more reasonable -- but who knows. Like anyone cares. I dunno. Work in progress. Glad you're reading.
If that one was too easy, spend your afternoon with this one:
TRANSCONTINENTAL SAN-SALVADORE DEFENSE ENVOY HAPPY HO UP
Hint: Rehnquist Court
[deleted] v. [deleted]
This is fun. Give us more.
I know we're all honest lawyers and everything, but there are anagram sites that make solving scrambles easy. How about a crossword-style hint instead? Like this case could have been "The angel and the wagonmaker."
Can anagram sites really work in reverse when there are proper names in the cases? I didn't try, so I suppose I should -- but I have a hunch it's not that easy, unless you've found a better Internet anagram site than I have.
"The angel ..." Um, I meant, the saint, or prophet, or whatever. I'm not up on my mythology.
Depends on the proper name, I guess. If you just generate one of the names' roots, you can spot it pretty easily, as in this case.