Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Elim Church of God v. Harris (9th Cir. - July 10, 2013)

The first sentence of this opinion by Judge Thomas -- which holds that the expiration of a regulatory time period was dispositive -- contains the quote "Time is the fire in which we burn."

It's a neat reference.  Even if that sentence also geekily refers to a Star Trek character who uttered the line.

Too bad the opinion wasn't published three months ago.  Since the line comes from Delmore Schwartz's poem, "Calmly We Walk Though This April Day."

Coincidentally enough, however, the opinion gets published on July 10.  The last full day of Schwartz's life.