Still thinking about the FBA B SD FL BABC.
I love that scene from Trains, Planes and Automobiles, where Steve Martin suggests to John Candy how to tell a story:
You know everything is not an anecdote. You have to discriminate. You choose things that are funny or mildly amusing or interesting. You're a miracle! Your stories have NONE of that. They're not even amusing ACCIDENTALLY! . . . And by the way, you know, when you're telling these little stories? Here's a good idea - have a POINT. It makes it SO much more interesting for the listener!Just sayin'.
What a brilliant idea in this WP editorial on how to help clean up judicial conflicts:
A proposal by the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers offers improvements. The proposal calls on courts to make available with sufficient lead time the names of the judges scheduled to hear an appeal. Without such warning, lawyers and litigants might not know that a judge with a possible conflict is sitting on the case until they enter the courtroom. Raising an objection then is awkward, to say the least, and probably futile.Sheesh, I wonder why no one thought of this before?
BTW, get ready -- summer's here.