Thursday, February 03, 2005

U.A. Local 342 v. Babcock & Wilcox Const. Co. (9th Cir. - February 1, 2005)

Judge Kozinski writes an incredibly short (three well-spaced pages) opinion here that affirms the district court. The underlying issue in the appeal is incredibly fact-specific, doesn't seem important to anyone but the parties, and doesn't really involve any dispute at all about the law; indeed, the entire opinion contains only five case citations, all of which concern incredibly general issues (e.g., standard of review and the like).

The only reason I can figure why this thing gets published is because Judge Kozinski begins the opinion with a quote from a showtune from "The Pajama Game" -- a marginally strained reference, at that.

Alex: You're funny. You know it. I know it. We all know it. Stop trying so hard.