— The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014
Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?Sometimes it is. I recognize that I am very fortunate in that regard, considering how seldom it is (fun) for many of my colleagues. Which, I’m pretty sure, is very seldom.
I always want to recall the time an older colleague and sometimes-mentor said to me, as we sat as co-counsel in the well before a jury trial in federal court, “Can you believe we get to do this for a living?”
I say I want to recall this because that trial was an unmitigated disaster. (Frankly it was his disaster, not mine, artistically speaking. But a flame-out all the same.) That week in Brooklyn was not one of the fun times at all. But at least the judge got to finish his charming book about himself.
— Not Jim Ardis (@NotPeoriaMayor) November 19, 2014
Anyway, I did end up getting involved in something unusually fun, but at the same time deathly serious, recently. And actually — because this blog is a law blog and deals with freedom of expression, as well as the way courts handle those things — it is also a topical thing, especially given my old “media bloggers” persona:
We will be filing a reply on Monday, and will update then.
As promised, the reply brief:
UPDATE: And here’s the order dated December 26, 2014, which speaks eloquently for itself.