In Uncategorized on 11/27/2017 at 15:04

No, animal-loving readers, I’m not taking up fox hunting, although a quick chorus of “D’ye Ken John Peel” will always find me gathered with the singers.

It was hard to find a title for this present, without being at risk of Judge Posner’s ire for “loquacity and lame attempts at humor,” like poor Judge Wherry. Cf. my blogpost “There Goes the Neighborhood,” 9/3/13.

So, reaching afar, I have a new entry in my desultory, on-and-off, no-prize, Taishoff best excuse sweepstakes, as the Glasshouse Gang is back from the turkey and Black Friday hiatus.

Here’s Fanta Cisse to lay it on that Obliging Jurist, Judge David Gustafson, in Aboubacar Camara & Fanta Cisse, Docket No. 15728-15, filed 11/27/17.

Ab was on for trial last month in The Glasshouse, but phoned into Judge David Gustafson with the following.

“…he was was [sic] out of the country, that he could not timely reenter because he had lost his travel documents, and that he would contact respondent when he returned, in order to prepare this case for trial.” Order, at p. 1.

Judge David Gustafson, obliging as always, asks for a status report this month.

At the time appointed, Fan, co-petitioner with Ab, comes up with this, as told to IRS’ counsel.

IRS’ counsel “…reported that he learned by telephone from petitioner Fanta Cisse that Mr. Camara has not returned to the United States, and that Ms. Cisse is unaware of when he intends to return or whether he has resolved the problem with his travel papers.” Order, at p. 1.

Judge Gustafson tosses this one back into the general docket, telling Ab he “…should not expect any further continuance of this case but should instead promptly communicate with respondent to prepare the case for trial, should attend carefully to future orders of the Court, and should make plans to appear at the Court on the date next appointed for the trial of this case.” Order, at pp. 1-2.

Not bad, Ab. My morning line has you at 5 to 2.

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