Thursday, January 24, 2013
the smartest person I know
My brother Bennett is easily the smartest person I know. He has an incredible knack for sizing up the pros and cons of any argument, any situation and relaying the key points of both sides. He also has a remarkably tempered demeanor. And he listens with unparalleled observation skills. He understands the consequences of action, of inaction.
So here is an artistic rendition. Just for the record, this ain't no Kennywood caricature. This is him in the Supreme Court of the United States. He's seated just below the shoulder blade of the standing attorney. The guy with the beard.
In the 2012 case of Reichle vs. Howards, my brother led the way to a unanimous 8-0 verdict. Justice Elizabeth Kagan sat this one out.