I am not a fan of law review articles. The overwhelming majority of them are probably read by five people total and are on esoteric topics that are of no relevance to practicing lawyers or any other humans. See, e.g., the article I wrote in the early 1990s for the Maryland Law Review on a topic I can no longer remember and cannot find anywhere on the Internet. (And yes, I know that "Maryland Law Review" is supposed to be written in upper and lower case capital letters but this is a blog and we don't do that). Every couple of years, however, someone does write a law review article that I actually look forward to reading, and I now add Caleb Mason, Associate Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, to that short list for his "JAY-ZíS 99 PROBLEMS, VERSE 2: A CLOSE READING WITH FOURTH AMENDMENT GUIDANCE FOR COPS AND PERPS" (via Above the Law). For those of you who are not familiar with Jay-Z's work, "99 Problems" (the video is here, and it contains some curse words) was a very popular song released in 2004. As Mason describes it, In one compact, teachable verse (Verse 2), the song...

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