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No we're not

Last week, George Will–the Washington Post‘s longtime Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist as well as the lone conservative commentator on ABC’s This Week–published a column that began by citing to a recent law review article written by none other than SCOTX‘s newest Justice, Don Willett.

Will, whose columns Justice Willett says “helped sustain” him through many a “late and nerdy night” during law school, discussed the recent book, Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism by Syracuse Professor Arthur C. Brooks, and Justice Willett’s review of same in the Texas Review of Law and Politics, entitled An Inconvenient Truth: Conservative Behaving Charitably.

I haven’t had a chance to peruse the book, but Justice Willett’s review is an excellent overview of Professor Brooks’s study examining how the “cult of charity” is oftentimes drastically different than the “culture of charity,” and firmly divided along political and religious lines that lie in stark contrast to the delineation affixed by popular rhetoric.

As SCOTX Blog notes, it also provides an excellent opportunity to familiarize oneself with several excellent examples of website citation (to some very funny bumper stickers one might see around Austin, as evidenced above) under the increasingly important edicts of Bluebook Rules 18.2.1-2.3, thanks to the outstanding efforts of Justice Willett’s law clerk, Christine McMillan.

Thx to SCOTX Blog, Tex Parte Blog, Justice Willett, Professor Brooks, George Will, and Christine McMillan