Wednesday, July 05, 2006

U.S. v. Clark (9th Cir. - July 5, 2006)

Check out Judge Kozinski's concurrence in this one. The sole point of which -- over many pages -- is to insult counsel for the United States (Robert L. Ellman, from the Department of Justice), and to contend that he tried to mislead the court both in the briefs and at oral argument.

As my father used to say, "Don't p*** on me and tell me it's raining." That's basically what Judge Kozinski says over several pages.

Admittedly, Judge Kozinski is slightly more articulate than my father's saying. And uses bigger words, too. Like "perspicacious".

Still, the message is the same. Ditto for the attitude. Check it out.