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Anthony’s Afflatus


Through the grapevine comes word that Justice Kennedy gave a speech at NYU’s commencement in May that may even exceed his ABA speech for precious idiocy.  In fact, it sounds like parts of the ABA speech were recycled from this earlier event.  Here at NYU’s website you can view a video of the day’s events; Justice Kennedy begins to speak, for about ten minutes, at the 2:13:30 mark.  It seems that Kennedy’s oratory draws inspiration these days principally from the lyrics of Elvis Costello.  But it hasn’t got a beat you can dance to.

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