“can’t predict”

The Law: 10 Days to Watch in 2013
The Atlantic
DEC 20 2012

From memorable anniversaries to game-changing new rulings, some dates to mark this coming year … I can’t predict the legal events of 2013, any more than I can predict the particular path a raindrop will travel down a car window. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, there are the “knowns” — the new year will end with too few court nominees confirmed to the federal bench. There are the “known unknowns” — the Supreme Court will tick off a hundred million Americans, no matter which way it rules on voting rights and same-sex marriage. And there are “unknown unknowns” — legal events and issues that will come from nowhere to stop us cold in the coming year. The peril and joy of this beat — of any beat, really — is that you never know what you are going to get…” [RESTOFSTORY]

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