Herein on this 22nd day of September, in the great year of two-thousand eleven, I introduce to you Taylor v. Taylor. No judge, no juror, no verdict, just simply hard analysis of cases and issues from both sides. I decided to name my blog Taylor v. Taylor after hours of consultation and quasi-bipolar thoughts. This is not a case of alter egos, Clark Kent v. Superman, it’s the sensible mind seeking truth and positivity on both sides. As a lawyer we are taught to win cases by any means, yet I feel the profession's missing the non-adversarial common sense factor.
Common sense to me is finding the truth on both sides of an issue. This blog will not deal in the negative, or the devil's advocate view. I will simply take an issue, and show the truth and facts of both sides. Whether it is murder, tort reform, taxes on the rich, school funding, sports, entertainment, or political ideologies, the facts on both sides will be equally analyzed. As I thought of this blog, I would be remised not to mention my Professor of Property, Mr. Thomas Kleven. Kleven, as well all called him, was a liberal law professor from Yale. Every morning he would walk into our 9am Property class with the George Washington/Quakerish hair, a Hawaiian shirt, and a slight John Kennedy Boston accent. Kleven's class was interesting because we would give facts of the case and he would randomly pick a student to offer "for or against" a side. This was an interesting exercise, because I must say human nature is to pick a side and stick to that one. I also started reading judges "opinions", I found this interesting. When did they establish these "opinions", before or after closing arguments? Did policy or special interest influence them? Well, I am sure I will delve in the two little angel-like figures on my shoulders throughout my blog postings (I say two angels, because we don't give the devil any credence in this blogosphere). So I hope you all enjoy, and I hope I can get some positive feedback, and maybe change the way we look at issues. Excluding biases and partisanship, and having fun in the process. As the late great Thurgood Marshall once said, "Let's become social engineers." God Bless.