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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: 7th Circuit practitioners, beware!

Recall the discussion late last month about the 7th Circuuit opinion in Smoot v. Mazda Motors, where, to quote an ILB reader who listened to the oral argument, "Judges Posner and Easterbrook flay both counsel like they were pulling the wings off of a fly"?

Howard Bashman's Monday (Dec. 11th) commentary for Law.com will be this article, titled "Have 7th Circuit Judges Gone Off the Deep End?" After thoughtful analysis, Bashman concludes: "I continue to enjoy the intellect and writing of Judge Posner and Chief Judge Easterbrook, but sometimes, to use Judge Posner's own words, they do cross the line and become fusspots and nitpickers when the question arises of berating or sanctioning attorneys for minor and inconsequential transgressions."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 9, 2006 01:13 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions