Tag Archives: John Ross

Evidence that South Carolina has achieved a post-racist-douchebag society

Found this in John Ross’s Circuit Court review in the Volokh Report (although this is a state court case): High school football players in Charleston, S.C. have an “innocent ritual” in which they make monkey noises while smashing a watermelon … Continue reading

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The reality of appealing a verdict to a higher court

Got this from John Ross’s review of federal circuit decisions: “This court once observed, ‘[w]hen a party comes to us with nine grounds for reversing the district court, that usually means there are none.’ [Plaintiff] comes to us with twenty-seven.” … Continue reading

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Today’s laughs from the federal appellate courts

Laughs, you say? Yes. With credit to John Ross, who covers the federal court circuits on the Volokh Report. Also under the category How Dumb Can People Be? A cautionary tale, courtesy of the Seventh Circuit: After stealing 15 handguns … Continue reading

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