You’ll remember the aphorism of the late Andy Warhol of Velvet Underground and soupcan fame: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.”
Well, I’ve been awaiting my shot these last 72 years, and haven’t come close. But as the Bard of Amherst remarked “hope is the thing with feathers”. So my little feathers were all astir when I saw Gregory Scott Savoy, Docket No. 12316-12L, filed 9/18/14, from that obliging jurist Judge David Gustafson.
Greg wants to expand the record on appeal to Fourth Circuit to include “an article dated August 28, 2013 (published on an Internet blog)”. Order, at p. 1.
Only this, and nothing more, as another ornithological poet famously remarked.
I wondered what that article might be. I even wondered if it was one of my poor efforts; see my blogpost “Guess Who Reads My Blog – Part Deux”, 8/11/14.
So I called Judge Gustafson’s chambers, and was courteously but definitely informed that whatever information was publicly available was all that there is.
The order speaks for itself; the article, whatever it is, isn’t going into the record on appeal.
Well, as it happens I published three (count ‘em, three) articles (or rather, blogposts) on 8/28/13. But I could not discern the relevance of any of them, even though one of them had to do with an order of Judge Gustafson’s directing a party seeking a continuance to go to trial, on the ground that delay was unlikely to enable the parties to try the case any better. See my blogpost “Neither Death Nor Disease”, 8/28/13.
Although it was only a fleeting hope, I was hoping to get my humble effort indelibly inscribed on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.