March 30, 2011

"[I]t remains possible that Uthman was... kind of Forrest Gump in the war against al Qaeda."

Orin Kerr is "generally skeptical of movie and pop culture references in judicial opinions," but he likes that one.


Beldar said...

I like it too, in this context. It's very constructive to use appropriate pop culture references in trying to articulate a "common sense" reason to doubt someone's credibility. This allusion furthers effective communication, and the cost to propriety is imaginary.

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