Wednesday, August 27

Jurist, Not Typist - On the subject of judges -- D.C. Superior Court Senior Judge Tim Murphy just settled a libel suit against the Washington Post after getting the paper to acknowledge its errors and donate $25,000 to charity and $5,000 to his lawyers. Yet take a gander at the "Dear Colleague" letter he wrote that got included in the record of a related civil case:

My dad use [sic] to say you don't argue with a person who buys ink by the barrel or you never get into a pissing contest with a skunk, but I couldn't stand the lies about me that led to a very expensive suspension and damage to my repetition [sic]. ... I took them on.

Good for him. Now let's hope he tries cases better than he spells.