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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

In celebration of Shakespeare Day (i.e., Shakespeare’s purported birthday in 1564, as well as his death date in 1616), National Talk Like Shakespeare Day (started by Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2009) and National Poetry Month, we offer the following in our week of legally themed Sonnets. We hope you enjoy Shakespeare’s Sonnet 134 on this …

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“William Howard Taft” by Albert A. Woldman

It looks like another Chief Justice/President has a Sonnet written to him as well–this one is an Italian (or Petrarchan) Sonnet, check out the interesting octave and sestet rhyming patterns! From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys …

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“Chief Justice Marshall” by Harry R. Blythe

Because every Chief Justice should have a sonnet in their name….. From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys and 100% subscribing firms. HeinOnline also requires that subscribing firms have fewer than 50 attorneys for remote access.