Dan K's Inferno

Dan Krisch: When Judges Quote Jimi Hendrix

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


I am getting ex-cited. The heart of any well-crafted opinion is its citations—whether it's Black's or Blackstone, Corbin on Contracts or Hazard on Ethics, proper authority is the lifeblood of stare decisis. To resolve certain issues, however, a typical cite just won't do, so judges put down the United States Reports in favor of other, less-august sources:

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  • MrInsBrokerSF

    Thanks for sharing the intellectual law humor. Made me cry.

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