Thursday, December 10, 2009

Robinson v. Kramer (9th Cir. - Dec. 9, 2009)

Is this an unintentional reference to Seinfeld?

It's a California habeas case, so I'm pretty sure that the respondent in this one is Matthew Kramer, who's the warden of one of our fine prisons. But here's the caption on the Ninth Circuit's opinion:

LORENZO ROBINSON, Petitioner-Appellant,
KRAMER, also known as People of the State of California,

I'm pretty sure that "KRAMER" has a first name. Even on the series ("Cosmo"). And also that this one-word wonder is not a/k/a "People of the State of California".