Now we move on to the quarterfinals of Category 3, People and Parties.
#1 Hon. Diane Humetewa v. #8 Bill Wood
Hun, Judge Humetewa only won 89 percent of votes. Has she already presided over the criminal cases of 11 percent of TT readers and their friends and families? 🙂
I think Professor Wood’s in for a rough quarterfinal. Sorry brother. But you beat Dollar General, getting nearly two-thirds of the vote!
#4 Sarah Deer v. #5 Hon. Kevin Washburn
In a battle of two geniuses, Prof. Deer prevails with 70 percent of the vote. In the battle of two feds, the assistant secretary prevails with 71 percent. This next round is going to be a clash of titans.
#2 Justice Sonia Sotomayor v. #10 Frank Pommersheim
We believe that, based on the fact that Justice Sotomayor only won 90 percent of the vote, our alum J.S. voted at least five times. 🙂
Justice Sotomayor will face Frank Pommersheim, who narrowly defeated Judge Canby, who did not, as far as I know, get much of the haiku vote, with 55 percent of the vote.
This sets up my favorite match-up — a tale of two New Yorkers! Erin Lane, where are you?
#3 Hon. Keith Harper v. #11 Structuring Sovereignty
Ambassador Harper won easily over Chris Deschene, with 69 percent of the vote. The win of the authors of Structuring Sovereignty by a 71 percent to 29 percent vote was somewhat surprising (to me anyway). I guess it’s too late to Bear Down, Arizona.
In case you weren’t around yesterday, we’ve been playing a little game based on a game Grantland has been playing for a few years — Who Won 2014? Yesterday’s four posts (here, here, here, and here) ask you to vote in the first two categories, Indian nations and Doctrines, Laws, and Issues. Today, we move on to the next two categories.
Ok, let’s see how many feds I can make uncomfortable. How can the Assistant Secretary be seeded so low? It’s like Navajo — there’s an enormous amount of volume, but there’s a lot of bad with the good. This “person and party”, more so than any of the others on this list, is the job more than the person. But this is a great guy, famously self-effacing, humorous (it helps to steal Sam Deloria’s jokes once in a while), kind, generous with his time (UCLA, MSU, Colorado, Fed Bar, Harvard), and individually personable.
But he’s the assistant secretary and a fair percentage of the people reading this blog envision him as sporting devil horns like Tim Curry in Legend.