Which prosecutor is the better chess player?

According to the NYT, federal special prosecutor Jack Smith and Georgia state prosecutor Fani Willis are employing two very different strategies in their cases against TFG:

“The two approaches — one [Smith’s] streamlined, built with concision and speed in mind, the other [Willis’s] more comprehensive in seeking accountability but also more complex to try — represent the divergent experiences, temperaments and timetables of the two prosecutors.”

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Game of the week

In memory of Murray Turnbull, the Chess Master of Harvard Square, who passed away a few months ago. I never played him for money but would often stop by and chat with him while he played. He was friendly, engaging, and very well-read. He will be missed.

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My experience with AI for law practice has been a bust

Presumably, the big law firms’ verson of OpenAI is linked to the LEXIS and/or Westlaw so that it won’t cite non-existent cases. And its briefs will be less pathetic. (I had low expectations and basically tried it on a lark.)

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Poem of the day

Hymn on Solitude
by James Thomson (1700-1748)

Hail, mildly pleasing Solitude,
Companion of the wise and good,
But from whose holy piercing eye
The herd of fools and villains fly.
Oh! how I love with thee to walk,
And listen to thy whispered talk,
Which innocence and truth imparts,
And melts the most obdurate hearts.
   A thousand shapes you wear with ease,
And still in every shape you please.
Now wrapt in some mysterious dream,
A lone philosopher you seem;
Now quick from hill to vale you fly,
And now you sweep the vaulted sky;
A shepherd next, you haunt the plain,
And warble forth your oaten strain;
A lover now, with all the grace
Of that sweet passion in your face;
Then, calmed to friendship, you assume
The gentle looking HERTFORD’s bloom,
As, with her MUSIDORA, she
(Her MUSIDORA fond of thee)
Amid the long-withdrawing vale
Awakes the rivalled nightingale.
   Thine is the balmy breath of morn,
Just as the dew-bent rose is born;
And, while meridian fervors beat,
Thine is the woodland dumb retreat;
But chief, when evening scenes decay
And the faint landscape swims away,
Thine is the doubtful soft decline,
And that best hour of musing thine.
   Descending angels bless thy train,
Thy virtues of the sage and swain—
Plain Innocence, in white arrayed,
Before thee lifts her fearless head;
Religion’s beams around thee shine
And cheer thy glooms with light divine;
About thee sports sweet Liberty,
And rapt Urania sings to thee.
   Oh, let me pierce thy secret cell,
And in thy deep recesses dwell!
Perhaps from Norwood’s oak-clad hill,
When Meditation has her fill,
I just may cast my careless eyes
Where London’s spiry turrets rise,
Think of its crimes, it cares, its pain,—
Then shield me in the woods again.

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