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Welcome to Jack "Out of the Box." This is a spin-off of the Firm's InfoLaw Newsletter, much like "CSI: Miami" is a spin-off from "CSI." Except without all the corpses. I plan to update the blog at least weekly. Really. It's not like when I used to promise my mom to clean my room once a week. I'm more mature now. And of course, the InfoLaw Newsletter will continue every two weeks. The blog will feature shorter pieces, and ideally, reader feedback. Should be fun. Oh yeah, and informative.

Guardian Of The Realm

Nov 06, 2013

My former colleague Andrea Rose sent me this piece last week, which I just now got a chance to read. It’s a brief in a Tennessee criminal case. Apparently, the prosecutor filed a motion in limine to prohibit the parties in the case from referring to the State of Tennessee as “the government.” I’m serious. And considering what “the government” has wrought lately – the fiscal cliff, the shutdown, the Affordable Health Care rollout – I can see where the prosecutor is coming from.

But still. It’s a crazy motion. And that is the beauty of the response. It captures the sheer absurdity in a devastatingly funny response. Occasionally, I read another lawyer’s work, and think “I wish I’d written that.” This is one of those times

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