Wednesday, May 8, 2013

To Boldly Go...

Where no lawyer wants to be!
Yes, everyone in the blawgosphere galaxy has already written about Judge Otis Wright's Star Trek themed $80,000 sanctions order. Not wanting to be the last redshirt to beam up, we offer it too for your edification and amusement here. (Of course there's Ninth Circuit precedent for embedding entertainment puns in judicial decisions, as in U.S. v. Syufy Enterprises (9th Cir. 1990) 903 F.2d 659.)

Don't be green with envy! Try injecting Star Trek references into your own legal writing. Or not.
It's a matter of personal taste, but some things just don't mix well.

Also in the category of district court judges having way too much fun with decisions lately, see here.