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  • Wednesday, April 23, 2008

    Ouch. Nothing like admitting you're an idiot before the bench.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, no less.

    Check this out. Here's the really fun part, IMHO:

    Judge: What do you do about Morgan**?
    Phipps: I don’t, I don’t, I don’t know Morgan, Your Honor.
    Judge: You don’t know Morgan?
    Phipps: Nope.
    Judge: You haven’t read it?
    Phipps: I try not to read that many cases, your Honor. Ricks is the only one I read. Oh, Ledbetter, I read Ledbetter, and I read that one that they brought up last night. I don’t know if that’s not Ledbetter, I can’t remember the name of it. Ricks is the one that I go by; it’s my North star. Either it applies or it doesn’t apply. I don’t think it applies.
    Judge: I must say, Morgan is a case that is directly relevant to this case. And for you representing the Plaintiff to get up here—it’s a Supreme Court case—and say you haven’t read it. Where did they teach you that?
    Phipps: They didn’t teach me much, Your Honor.
    Judge: At Tulane, is it?
    Phipps: Loyola.
    Judge: Okay. Well, I must say, that may be an all time first.
    Phipps: That’s why I wore a suit today, Your Honor.

    My fave quote? That's why I wore a suit today, Your Honor.


    Glad he's not a GULC grad (we've had enough to deal with because of Jack Abramoff...)

    **I have not read the opinion and don't know what the case is about, but based on just this snippet, I can get it was an employment discrimination case. And I'm not even wearing a suit today!

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