One thing I found out when I was a prosecutor is that you should never tell a police officer he cannot do something, for that just serves as an open invitation for him to do it. In recent years, I have learned a similar lesson about legal scholarship which I should probably keep to myself but won't. If you proclaim the existence of a scholarly "consensus," this is an open invitation for academics to try to demolish such a claim.
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Scholarly Commons Citation
Barnett, Randy E., "Foreword: Is Reliance Still Dead?" (2001). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 507.