More opinions/judgments to read

Via the Corporate Law Blog, a judge summing up e-filing times:

bq. …Corp Law Blog offers the following order, dated July 1, 2003, entered by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in Hyperphrase Technologies, LLC v. Microsoft Corporation:

bq. Pursuant to the modified scheduling order, the parties in this case had until June 25, 2003 to file summary judgment motions. Any electronic document may be e-filed until midnight on the due date. In a scandalous affront to this court’s deadlines, Microsoft did not file its summary judgment motion until 12:04:27 a.m. on June 26, 2003, with some supporting documents trickling in as late as 1:11:15 a.m. I don’t know this personally because I was home sleeping, but that’s what the court’s computer docketing program says, so I’ll accept it as true.From the same source, a collection of strange judicial opinions. They include the ‘Fo’ shizzle my nizzle’ mentioned here and here earlier, and this may explain why so many of the visitors to this site come here after searching for those words in Google.

Here’s an example: the world’s most succinct judicial opinion:

bq. J.H. Gillis, Judge.
The appellant has attempted to distinguish the factual situation in this case from that in Renfroe v. Higgins Rack Coating and Manufacturing Co., Inc. (1969), 17 Mich. App. 259, 169 N.W.2d 326. He didn’t. We couldn’t.
Affirmed. Costs to appellee.

Via Out-of-the-box lawyering, a reference to Robert J. Ambrogi’s Web Watch column in Law Technology News, with information as to which courts have briefs online. But you have to register (it’s free). But although the article is surely useful if you need briefs (they are useful material for translators working in both directions), the site is irritating. To sign in you even have to give your phone number, and although I was able to choose Germany, I had to choose a U.S. state or they wouldn’t accept me. Then I had to do a search to find the Web Watch columns.

But Robert J. Ambrogi does have a blog, LawSites, which is worth looking at. Not only that, but you can get the same article there with much less hassle!

Finally, from Wired News: U.S. Supreme Court opinions available as MP3s. Here is the OYEZ site where they’re available.

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