February 13, 2007
Volokh : The Shadowy History of Ragnar Danneskjold
The brilliant Eugene Volokh investigates:
Curiously, I could find no appearance by the rest of [John Galt's] merry band in the published cases, except for one shadowy figure: none other than Ragnar Danneskjold. Danneskjold v. Brown acknowledges that Ragnar was a veteran (naturally), though apparently one suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which seems much less like the Ragnar we know and love.
Ragnar next shows up in Danneskjold v. Hausrath, the case that first revealed this fascinating subject to your humble author, who stumbled on it when doing research for an article he was writing. Here Danneskjold is found to be an inmate at Attica State Prison, suing to challenge, of all things, the Prison's failure to pay him minimum wage for certain work that he was doing.