Which popular musician do lawyers and judges quote the most?

The answer is here, along with a listing of the top ten.

liberty (mail) (www):
Damn, I was really hoping it wasn't going to be Dylan. I def. would have preferred it to be Sinatra, my first thought. The Beatles occured to me of course but I just hope they don't ever quote Imagine by Lenin ... I mean Lennon.
10.15.2006 7:49pm
chrismn (mail):
I know the most frequently quoted rock lyrics to my kids regarding a household judicial ruling is from the Stones (and it's usually sung). "You can't always get what you wa-ant. You can't always get what you wa-ant. You can't always get what you wa-ant. But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you just might find, you get what you ne-e-ed." (Children walk away with puzzled "boy is my dad wierd" expressions.)
10.15.2006 7:55pm
Kate1999 (mail):
I think we may have heard about this before.
10.15.2006 7:55pm
John Herbison (mail):
Don't be cruel, Kate.
10.15.2006 11:13pm
Cruel to be Kind (mail):
How is it cruel, John?

Is it not reasonable to expect posters on a particular blog to pay the same attention to that blog that a normal reader does? In fact, I think Mr. Cowen, as an economist, would consider Kate's comment as encouraging at Pareto-improvement-- and perhaps Kaldor-Hicks efficien.
10.15.2006 11:25pm
liberty (mail) (www):
i think it was an Elvis quote :-)
10.15.2006 11:38pm
Oh how my fingers were crossed for Tupac!
10.15.2006 11:52pm
Kovarsky (mail):
I just hope it's plugged-in, post BonB dylan.

Cruel to Be Kind, anybody with a Nick Lowe reference as a pseudonym is ok with me. Elvis Costello is about 30 minutes away from performing at the autism benefit on Comedy Central.
10.16.2006 12:40am
Alan K. Henderson (mail) (www):
Heh, Warren Zevon ("Lawyers, Guns and Money") didn't make the list.
10.16.2006 1:26am
Paul Karl Lukacs (mail) (www):

Several years ago, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was asked (by Q Magazine, I believe) what advice he had for young bands. He said:

"Listen to your lawyers. You pay them a lot of money, so listen to them."

I wish his wisdom were quoted more often.
10.16.2006 3:32am
Pete Freans (mail):
I like using "You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows", Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan. It comes in handy when an issue is overanalyzed and common sense is sorely needed.
10.16.2006 8:38am
Pub Editor (mail):
I was disappointed by the lack of country singers on the list--I would have expected some Johnny Cash lyrics have made their way into judicial opinions. Oh well.

CCR apparently did not make the list either, despite Chief Justice Rehnquist's endorsement:

"Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has been recognized as one of the greatest American rock and roll groups of all time. With Fogerty as its leader, CCR developed a distinctive style of music, dubbed 'swamp rock' by the media due to its southern country and blues feel."

Fogerty v. Fantasy, 510 U.S. 517, 519 n.2 (1994).
10.16.2006 2:32pm
Malibu Drew (mail):
Who knew that Chief Justice Rehnquist and Jeff Lebowski had so much in common?
10.16.2006 2:45pm
Pub Editor (mail):

Malibu Drew:

To give credit where credit is due, Eugene did.
10.16.2006 6:32pm

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