Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I would ordinarily leave the honors to my able co-blogger; however, it is hard to see him over that tall pile of moving boxes. Plus, he's a little too humble about the paradigm shifting he has accomplished in legal writing with just three metrical feet.
In all seriousness - seriously: D.A. Jeremy Telman is a real trendsetter with his legal limericks. The judges can't seem to get enough of them. First, there was this rhyme from Judge Schiller of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. Now, another limerick; this time from Judge Leighton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, who waxed poetic while granting defendant's motion for a more definite statement:
Plaintiff has a great deal to say,
But it seems he skipped Rule 8(a).
His Complaint is too long,
Which renders it wrong,
Please rewrite and refile today.
More from the WSJ Law Blog. I leave to Jeremy the comments concerning the quality and form of the limerick.
[Meredith R. Miller]