Thursday, October 11, 2007

shiny judge.

i love judges when they smack down litigants for filing bad pleadings and briefs. i found a nice little passage like that in one of the sentencing cases i'm reading for moot court, barden v. keohane, 921 F.2d 476, 480 (3rd cir. 1990):

"As can be seen, the problem with this case is the common one of correctly framing the issue. Unfortunately, neither the pro se claimant nor keohane [the prison warden] have provided much help in this task. Like ships that pass unseeing in the night, the parties sail past each other's contentions. Their briefs show no disagreement on any particular point except the result."

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