Thursday, October 28, 2004
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Oh I warned you, appellate judges. I told you that I MUST obtain a replacement judge for D.C. Circuit Judge Harry T. Edwards or I would cancel the popular "20 Questions" feature of my blog. Well none of you appellate judges stepped forward, so I had to beg for permission to reprint someone else's questions. Looking back, I think I was in a state of denial. Underneath my quiet fury at D.C. Circuit Judge Harry T. Edwards I simply could not believe that you appellate judges would let the popular "20 Questions" feature of my blog come to an end. Now I realize that you are only hurting yourselves.
There will be no more of the popular "20 Questions" feature.
You have done this to yourselves, appellate judges. Now who will ask you what your favorite and least favorite aspects of being an appellate judge are? Who will allow you to tell the world your opinion on citation to unpublished opinions? Who will wonder what tips you have for better brief writing or oral advocacy? Who?
Nobody. That's who. If you want to know who to blame, look in a mirror, or look to D.C. Circuit Judge Harry T. Edwards.
Sunday, October 24, 2004
The workshop is sponsored by the Defense Research Institute which explains how much it cares about diversity here (p. 7). Of course, by “defense” they don’t mean “criminal defense” and by “diversity” they don’t seem to include lawyers who make it their business to represent injured people. Diversity is not a civil war battle ship. Anyway, if you attend my presentation, you will learn how to defeat the menace of tort victims with style. Electronically.
Friday, October 22, 2004
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Update: Just kidding. A little top-notch appellate humor there.
Oooh, look, a bobblehead.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Friday, October 08, 2004
Update: They have now mocked me ALMOST THREE TIMES! To add insult to injury, they did so while discussing another blog!
Update: An alert reader informs me that cialis-generic-viagra.biz is now the top referrer to Rachel's blog.
Thursday, October 07, 2004
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
"From the outset, I have expressed a willingness to continue the '20 questions' feature for as long as appellate judges are willing to participate as interviewees. " When D.C. Circuit Judge Harry T. Edwards backed out of the October installment of the 20 questions feature I threatened to end the feature if another appellate judge did not step forward. I said, "In order for the feature to continue, I must obtain a replacement October 2004 interviewee by this Friday, October 1, 2004." I also said that "If I am unable to obtain a replacement October 2004 interviewee by this Friday, this web log's "20 questions for the appellate judge" feature will permanently come to an end after twenty quite remarkable installments in twenty months."
Well, quite frankly, it was all too ominous for me. When push came to shove, after my repeated threats, I was really too scared that the 20 questions feature might actually end, so
- When the scheduled October 2004 "20 questions" interviewee advised that he was unable to participate shortly after receiving the questions that I had prepared for him, I asked Tom if I could reprint his interview with Judge Sykes in its place.
See here. That is to say, the 20 questions feature was never really in danger at all! However, this was a one-time-only reprieve. If I don't get an interviewee for December or maybe it's January at this point, I really really really will cancel the feature.
No really I will.
I'm not just saying that. It's true.
For real this time.