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Irreparable harm? 25 March 2008, Tuesday

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Morriss: What is the irreparable harm here?

JC: Socioeconomic devaluation of your neighbors.

Morriss: What, you don’t want to mingle with the common folk? The judge isn’t going to be able to afford living there. Sorry, you lose on that argument.

Righto. 13 March 2008, Thursday

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Morriss: “Say you have a house in a bad market and you can’t make payments. What do you do?”

Bryan: “Check how good the insurance is…. and let’s leave it like that.”

Morriss: “There IS this class you have to take called Ethics.”

Grosso: “What happens if you look at good social science studies? I mean of the kind not designed to mess up the world.”

Quotes 12 March 2008, Wednesday

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Solum:

“Lawyers don’t like to sue lawyers. Judges don’t like to handle cases suing lawyers because they all used to be lawyers. They go to lawyer parties. They get awards at lawyer banquets.”

Hmm, funny virus. 11 March 2008, Tuesday

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Morriss:

“So in Guatemala, the government decided to promulgate a new land registration system. They bought a fancy computer from IBM and installed it. Then it got a ‘virus’. When the  ‘virus’ was removed, people found out that it was a really funny virus. All it did was change the names on titles to land.”

10 March 2008, Monday

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Jeremy Bentham:

“Do you know how they make [common law]? Just as a man makes laws for his dog. When your dog does anything you want to break him of, you wait until he does it and then beat him. This is the way you make law for your dog, and the way judges make laws for you and me. They won’t tell a man beforehand.” Bentham, 5 Works 231.

10 March 2008, Monday

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Morriss:

“Who has to worry about the concern of hiding marital property in a trust in the Grand Caymans? No ideas? Our natural enemies: doctors! Always bring your torts book when you go see your doctor. Read it in the waiting room.”

“Normally the person at the bank doing the title check is a clerk. They have no vested interest. These days, what with the subprime mortgage thing, who knows who’s doing title checks. Probably a blind dog.”

“We want to find somebody to sue. That’s what we do. Sometimes it’s hard to find someone to sue, so we have to look harder.”

Hey, it’s second semester. 22 January 2008, Tuesday

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“In a probate proceeding, let’s say I died. Woops! Even though I have debtors after me, their claim is dead. Just like me.”

– Professor Solum

8 November 2007, Thursday

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Toys made in China have a chemical that, when in contact with skin…

… somehow… metabolize into GHB.

“Somehow”?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/08/toy.recall/index.html

5 November 2007, Monday

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“I was parking my car in a “No Parking from 9-5” spot at 5:15 when a traffic cop came by and asked why I wasn’t afraid of getting a ticket.

“I had to restrain myself from asking him whether they no longer required literacy in traffic cops.”

– A prof who will go unnamed.

26 October 2007, Friday

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“A technicality is just someone ELSE’S civil rights.”

– Prof. Leipold