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March 20, 2013

A Mere Coincidence?

I just noticed that the two legal scholars who are arguably the two greatest--at the very least, two of the greatest--constitutional scholars of religious liberty of their generation both did their undergraduate work at Michigan State and both received their law degrees from the University of Chicago.  A mere coincidence?  (At least there is this difference:  one is an evangelical Christian, the other, a nonbeliever.)

Posted by Michael Perry on March 20, 2013 at 08:31 PM in Perry, Michael | Permalink

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I am sure that Doug and Michael would agree that Coach K > Tom Izzo.

Posted by: Rick Garnett | Mar 20, 2013 10:57:38 PM

Go Cardinals! Who are playing their opening game in the Rupp Arena, no less. U.K. fans not happy.

Posted by: Michael Perry | Mar 21, 2013 7:45:11 AM

I admit, Michael, that Louisiville is the team I *least* wanted my Blue Devils to have to play!

Posted by: Rick Garnett | Mar 21, 2013 8:37:05 AM

I'm not sure aboput Laycock, but Michael McConnell is a proud graduate of James Madison College. (Class of 1976, if I'm not mistaken). JMC had a direct pipeline to the University of Chicago Law School.

McConnell was at MSU during the Jud Heathcote era, but left before Heathcorte recruited Magic Johnson. I left the year he was recruited and had to enjoy the classic Johnson vs. Bird national championship game from afar.

Posted by: Joe Knippenberg | Mar 21, 2013 9:25:44 AM

Hi Professor Garnett,

As an MSU and JMC grad, I would have to grudgingly agree with you on the Coach K-Tom Izzo comparison (although Coach Izzo has helped Coach K with his Team USA duties in the past). We do proudly claim Professor McConnell, who I've had occasion to hear speak and was much impressed.

Posted by: Edward Dougherty | Mar 21, 2013 12:39:55 PM

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