Text of Amicus brief of Michael Crichton, Larry David, Jeremiah Healy, Elmore Leonard, Harry Shearer, Ron Sheltom, Scott Turow, Paul Weitz and the Author’s Guild, written by Eugene Volokh and Erick Jaffe, on behalf of Todd McFarlane’s cert. petition in McFarlane v. Tony Twist (backround here and Missouri Supreme Court decision here), on the right of an author to name a character after a real person.  Via How Appealing.