Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Bit of Levity

The past couple posts have been, well, intense. To lighten to mood before finals (and tomorrow, for those of us in the know), here is a link to possibly the best dissent of all time. Now some of us feel that Chief Judge Kozinski is a great judge; others, the greatest. But we can certainly all agree that he is not controversial or otherwise abrasive. Feel free to post you favorite Kozinski opinions.















P.S. Students who "strike" are dumb.

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do Cal Bar results come out? It's gotta be soon, right? Good luck to all!!

11/19/2009 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomorrow.

11/19/2009 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tomorrow at 6?

or more like 6:22 because the site is jammed from everyone hitting refresh 2/3 times per second.

11/19/2009 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going on strike from looking at bar results.

11/19/2009 10:54 AM  
Blogger Concerned Alumnus said...

This is completely credited. I clerked for Kozinski and I can say that he is a genius. He even goes as far as to research his pending cases outside the courtroom. This one time, when trying an obscenity case, Judge Kozinski told me he wanted to see what "all the fuss was about." He subjected himself to downloading horrifying photos for the sake of jurisprudence:

"Among the images on [Kozinski's personal web] site were a photo of naked women on all fours painted to look like cows and a video of a half-dressed man cavorting with a sexually aroused farm animal.."


God bless this crusader.

11/19/2009 11:00 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Excellent use of the new Google Scholar thing! Suck it, Lexis and Westlaw.

11/19/2009 11:14 AM  
Blogger Slam Master A said...

Vanessa practically just asked me on a date. No big deal.

Nuts and Boalts: the legal matchmaker.

11/19/2009 11:22 AM  
Blogger Carbolic said...

Message for Concerned Alumnus: good satire doesn't require a demonstrative.

By the way, the article you quote is widely recognized as being pretty sub-par reporting.

11/19/2009 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI I didn't hear of any problems with the cal bar site being slow last year.

A piece of advice: when you enter your number of your bar card, RE-CHECK to make sure you've entered it corrently before hitting submit. The wrong number could give you the wrong results (I've heard of it happening). Also, you're probably shaking so it's easy to make a simple mistake.

11/19/2009 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a hint. Take your bar number and add the number of seconds until 6pm tomorrow. Enter the resulting number, and you will get your result now! I did this already, and I passed. Note: this also works with Bearfacts when you are trying to get your grades early.

11/19/2009 12:08 PM  
Blogger Concerned Alumnus said...

You're right, Carbolic.


I've been telling you since Day 1 that you needed to write a book on good humor. Remember R*kowski's T&E in '05? You cracked so many timely jokes I could have sworn you were a young Carlos Mencia.

11/19/2009 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best kozinski is white v. samsung electronics, 989 F.2d 1512 (1993), http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=6700507284792208030&q=989+f.2d+1512&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

11/19/2009 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not controversial? Are you kidding me? The man thinks credit card companies should be the copyright police. All the while he's engaging in the same behavior he claims is infringing. What a hypocrite.

11/19/2009 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:06, I think he was kidding you. So much for levity.

11/19/2009 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best Kozinski statement by far is the last sentence of Mattel Inc. v. MCA Records (found at http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/CourtCases/9thCircuitCOA/MattelVsMCARecords.shtmlis).

"The parties are advised to chill."

11/19/2009 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to bring up THE STRIKE, but: Could someone please e-mail the Madison Hamburg and get an educated opinion on the strike, the fee hike, and which constitutes engaging in shenanigan? To bring some authoritative finality to our discussions. I was not blessed with the original e-mail, alas, I do not have the address.

11/19/2009 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought judges aren't supposed to engage in independent investigation of the facts.

11/19/2009 10:18 PM  

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