Angie Waller

title You Don’t Need a Weatherman
Published 2013
source material Alex B. Long, The Freewheelin’ Judiciary: A Bob Dylan Anthology, 38 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1363 (2012)

In his paper "The Freewheelin' Judiciary: A Bob Dylan Anthology," Alex B. Long discusses how Bob Dylan's lyrics are cited in court hearings.

This chart specifically examines citations for Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," particularly the couplet: "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." The diagram, titled "You Don’t Need a Weatherman," illustrates twenty cases that reference these lyrics and the context in which they were used. The lines and connections are designed in a weather forecast style to illustrate how art was used as legal precedent.