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  1. Orin Kerr says:

    I love teaching crim pro from the 1st day to the last. It’s an incredible story of judges giving themselves the critical job of police regulation and then having to try to figure out how to do it — with the mix of history, changing judicial personalities, and lots of random chance thrown in for good measure to keep it endlessly interesting.

  2. Norm Pattis says:

    I have never taught law and doubt I ever will, but if I were given the chance, I would want to teach criminal procedure. Most of my practice is devoted to criminal law; the conflict between state and individual always energizes me. I orient myself to the criminal law by relying on Max Weber, of all folks. The state has a monopoly on the legitimate use of force (or did until Blackwater, et al.). Criminal procedure limits the application of that force against individuals I represent. Crazy as it may sound, all these doctrines seem anchored in the life and death struggle between the state, a legal fiction with seemingly endless power, and an often impotent defendant.

  3. Norm Pattis says:

    I have never taught law and doubt I ever will, but if I were given the chance, I would want to teach criminal procedure. Most of my practice is devoted to criminal law; the conflict between state and individual always energizes me. I orient myself to the criminal law by relying on Max Weber, of all folks. The state has a monopoly on the legitimate use of force (or did until Blackwater, et al.). Criminal procedure limits the application of that force against individuals I represent. Crazy as it may sound, all these doctrines seem anchored in the life and death struggle between the state, a legal fiction with seemingly endless power, and an often impotent defendant.

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