And why some lawyers and many members of the public are sardonic about the profession.
This wouldn’t happen at your law firm, right?
All of our your lawyers aren’t this … challenged.
Or, where you still have a library with real books, and people who act as librarians rather than merely hands to file updates, they’re sufficiently able.
For you, because you strive for excellence, ‘mediocrity ‘r us’ is somebody else in another office.
Is it true that Praying Mantises are not kosher because they don’t wear phylacteries when they prey?
A Satire on Hubris by Outis
But who won the war?
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.” (Horton Hatches The Egg, Dr. Seuss (1940))
Sometimes, though, if we accept Horton’s statement as true, there’s room to wonder if the judge(s) said what they meant when one considers the consequences of what the judge(s) said to the next case with slightly different facts, even if the result is what the judge(s) seem to have intended in the particular case.
That is, if one applies what the judge(s) said for what they said.
Those of you who know the Quinn v Leathem aphorism might consider it. The rest of you could look it up. It’s on this blog.
A brief digression into politics and philosophy, both moral and realpolitik.