Monday, November 16, 2009
Both Above the Law and the National Law Journal recently reported on an incident in which Illinois Judge Diane Cannon castigated two Sidley Austin lawyers for submitting a brief in connection with a motion to quash a subpoena that the judge characterized as "reprehensible" and "dripping with sarcasm."
A pdf of the offending brief can be found here.
Most others who've read it find it pretty harmless stuff. Indeed, in a reader's poll conducted by ATL (scroll down), 89.1% of those surveyed thought the Sidley brief was "within the bounds of zealous advocacy." So, did the judge overreact?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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