An entertaining, eclectic law journal

The fun of exploring the Web is that every so often you discover a treasure. Such is The Green Bag, which describes itself as “an entertaining journal of law.” No ordinary law journal this, it is as eclectic as it is entertaining. In fact, it devotes a section to “eclectica,” where you will find animated — and annotated — bobbleheads of Justices Antonin Scalia, Sandra Day O’Connor, John Paul Stevens and William H. Rehnquist. As for its articles, the journal’s collection is somewhat of a jurisprudential potpourri. Selections in the current issue, for example, range from “Laugh Track,” in which Boston University School of Law associate professor Jay D. Wexler studies the relative senses of humor of the justices of the Supreme Court, to “The Original Meaning of the 21st Amendment,” which examines recent Supreme Court cases involving wine sales across state lines, to “A Lawyer in Baghdad,” in which Brett H. McGurk shares insights acquired during five months as associate general counsel to the Coalition Provisional Authority. There is more, such as the recently published Green Bag Almanac and Reader, featuring “useful and entertaining tidbits for lawyers” and “good legal writing from the past year selected by the legal luminaries and sages on our board of advisors.” And, as you might expect, there is a store, where you can buy from an equally eclectic selection of books published by The Green Bag Press.

A hat tip to LAW + disORDER for the pointer to The Green Bag.