Angie Waller, You Don’t Need a Weatherman, 2010
Angie Waller, You Don’t Need a Weatherman, 2010

This diagram is based on Alex B. Long’s research in the use of pop metaphors in legal proceedings with emphasis on Bob Dylan. In his paper The Freewheelin’ Judiciary: A Bob Dylan Anthology, he cites how Dylan lyrics have found their way into published court documents. For example Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion on payphone operators and carrier long distance charges quotes “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.” Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion on the court’s ability to decide on employee privacy in regard to text messages quotes “These times they are a changin.’”

Celine Nguyen

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