Bill made a lot of errors in his articles. I know that, because he told me so, often in graphic detail, sometimes years after writing them; sometimes days. As anyone familiar with Bill or his work knows, this sort of harsh self-criticism bespeaks not any laxity or insouciance on Bill’s part, or even a false modesty, but rather an intense commitment to intellectual rigor, and (even more astounding for a legal academic) actually “getting it right.”
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Pamela S. Karlan, Michael J. Klarman, Martha Minow, Daniel C. Richman, Robert E. Scott, David Skeel & Carol Steiker,
In Memoriam: William J. Stuntz,
Harv. L. Rev.
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