Fascinating Scenes

Some fascinating lines in court rulings this past week. Here are some of my favorites: “At the time of Yarbrough’s hire, the Board knew that this was his first job working with students in a school setting; prior to working at Fernwood (Elementary School), Yarbrough was a bouncer at the Red Diamond Strip Club.” (Wordlow v. Chicago Board of Education)

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Bob Kahn as I Knew Him

I never knew Bob Kahn all that well. I was his friend, on and off, for years, but never his closest friend. Actually, I know very little about him. When I asked his other friends for their memories, their usual response was: “Too soon,” or “Give it a rest,” or “Have some decency, for once.”

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Judge Risks Divine Retribution

I hate it when a judge’s opinion tantalizes you with a possibly fascinating discussion and then you get nothing but a conclusion. You’d think God would deserve more than that. Case in point: a ruling from a federal judge in the District of Columbia last week in Mark K. Bowser v. Donald J. Trump, in which the plaintiff claimed to be God and that his identity had been stolen. Considering who the defendant was, this seemed quite possible.

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