Wednesday delivered one of the most exciting moments of my life as a recovering lawyer.
I spotted the Rule Against Perpetuities in the wild, hidden away in a subplot to a major political development.
It’s like stumbling across a story in the daily news that touches on something you learned while studying trigonometry or derivatives in high school. At the time, the misery of mastering the subject matter was compounded by the certainty that you’d never, ever use it in your adult life.
But then, one day, there it is on Page 1 of your newspaper, the intellectual equivalent of a Bigfoot sighting.