Tag Archives: equivocation

Excusitis

Excusitis, n (med): the condition whereby one is rendered incapable of seeing the faults in one’s political position, particularly with respect to that position’s capacity to facilitate the perpetration of violence. When I was a green young lawyer, I was introduced to the ‘No True Scotsman’ logical fallacy. It’s an old concept (the argument is […]

See the other side

Legal Eagle’s post on Lisa Pryor’s rather misguided criticism of the lawyerly tendency to see both sides of an issue got me thinking about the essence of one’s occupation as a lawyer. I think being able to see that the other fellow has a point is often part of it, although things like a careful […]