Thursday, April 22, 2010

11th Circuit Cites Bleak House!


In a case involving discrimination against black Birmingham fire fighters that has been before the 11th Circuit innumerable times over its 30-year history, the Court name checks Charles Dickens:
see also CHARLES DICKENS, BLEAK HOUSE 4–5 (Pollard & Moss 1884) (“[The case] drones on. This . . . suit has, in course of time, become so complicated that no man alive knows what it means. . . . Innumerable children have been born into the cause; innumerable young people have married into it; innumerable old people have died out of it. Scores of persons have deliriously found themselves made parties . . . without knowing how or why . . . . [It] still drags its dreary length before the court . . . .”).
I love this, but how can you bracket and insert "[The case]" and not actually reference Jarndyce and Jarndyce?

The case name has to be one of the more famous in all literature, no?

It's like replacing Atticus Finch with "[Counsel for Defendant]."

Otherwise nicely done.

16 comments:

  1. Pretty quiet here without us shumie guys, huh? Want to rethink your complaint to Rumps, or should we take our business elsewhere?

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  2. Counterfeit shumie chips being sold in Hialeah.

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  3. 12:32-- I hear South Carolina is nice.

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  4. I nominate:
    Iago [that double crossing conniver]

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  5. fake John PhilipsApril 22, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    shum shitters:

    You gotta go where you wanna go,
    Do what you wanna do
    With whoever you wanna do it with.
    You gotta go where you wanna go,
    And do what you wanna do
    With whoever you wanna do it with.

    You don't understand
    That a girl like me can love just one man.
    Three thousand miles, that's how far you'll go.
    And you said to me "Please don't follow".

    Cause you gotta go where you wanna go
    And do what you wanna do
    With whoever you wanna do it with.
    Babe, you gotta go where you wanna go
    And do what you wanna do
    With whoever you wanna do it with.

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  6. 12:32-- Take your business elsewhere. Bro-WEIRD

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  7. Robert Glazier gets buzzsawed by hypothetical question at Supreme Court

    http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2010/04/justice-breyer-my-wife-is-infallible.html

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  8. 20 bucks says Rumpole is getting Shumie comments but he is not publishing them.

    Rump-- turn off comment moderation.

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  9. John Phillips-- incestuous drug addicted papa.

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  10. Is it flattery the Shumie clan is posting here?

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  11. Nice one, STL.

    How about "Call me [narrator of Moby Dick]."

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  12. I can't turn off comment moderation for two reasons: 1) The blog would be filled with hundreds of spam posts about where you can see your favourite actress nude- I get about 50 a day I don't publish; 2- there are too many people who feel they can and should use the blog to settle a score with someone. Since what gets posted in my blog often gets to the top of a google search on that person's name (try googling shumie for instance) I can't be a part of letting some anonymous person destroy another person's hard fought for reputation.

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  13. 12:32-- I hear you had can get great travel deals on these intertubes.

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  14. Rumpole has a valid point. The trouble is commenters don’t recognize they sometimes cross the line from in good taste/snarky to unintelligent comments.

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  15. The best part of this blog are the comments.

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  16. Your complaint paid off SFL. Shumie guys got the message?

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