22 September 2004

Apparently, the summer heat in Texas is making some judges extra sensitive to lawyer shenanigans. There's an absolutely priceless order in a pending matter posted over at Patently Obvious:

When the undersigned accepted the appointment from the President of the United States of the position now held, he was ready to face the daily practice of law in federal courts with presumably competent lawyers. No one warned the undersigned that in many instances his responsibility would be the same as a person who supervised kindergarten. Frankly, the undersigned would guess the lawyers in this case did not attend kindergarten as they never learned how to get along well with others. Notwithstanding the history of filings and antagonistic motions full of personal insults and requiring multiple discovery hearings, earning the disgust of this Court, the lawyers continue ad infinitum.

From what the rest of that order describes, His Honor is being a bit rough on kindergartners—most of that behavior is confined to recess. Or "popularity matters" among highschool girls.