It has been said that hard cases often make bad law. The recent decision by the New York Court of Appeals in James v. Powell suggests that easy cases, too, may make bad law-especially where a scholarly judge ventures beyond the demands of the case before him.
Albert A. Ehrenzweig & Peter K. Westen,
Fraudulent Conveyances in the Conflict of Laws: Easy Cases May Make Bad Law,
Mich. L. Rev.
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