Ilya Confusion Watch: Article III Judge Praises Somin for Cato “Truthy” Brief

March 8th, 2014

By now you have certainly heard about Cato’s brief filed in the Susan B. Anthony case before the Supreme Court, authored by Ilya Shapiro, that makes references to Stephen Colbert and “truthy.” It was such a good brief that an Article III judge sent a note to Ilya about the brief. Except it went to the wrong Ilya–Ilya Somin received it.

Somin replied, with a carbon copy to Shapiro, “I wish I could take credit. But it actually isn’t my brief. It was coauthored by Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, whom I cc here.”