In Uncategorized on 10/22/2020 at 18:16

Judges tend to be intimidating. Maybe it’s the black robe, or the deus ex machina aura that comes from the judicial power of the jurisdiction.

But sometimes Judges can be human. Especially when dealing with the window of a decedent, whose case has had “a long and difficult history,” and must now navigate the whitewater twists and turns of Dawson’s Creek.

Here’s Winston Tease, Docket No. 15466–07L, filed 10/22/20, thirteen (count ’em, thirteen) years old and not even in the bottle yet. But if, like me, the late Winston Sr. echoes “through the smoke rings of my mind” as a recent Nobel laureate put it, check out my blogpost “David Hume and Bishop Berkeley,” 9/8/20.

Howbeit, the widow of the late Winston Sr. (whose demise, Judge Holmes acknowledges, has not been greatly exaggerated) “… sent a letter to the Court asking for permission to retain Mr. JS (who was Mr. Tease’s former lawyer) to help her in this case. The Court filed this as a ‘response to order….”

“Mrs. Tease doesn’t need to ask the Court’s permission to hire a lawyer, but her lawyer does need to file a short form called ‘an entry of appearance.’ Mr. JS is sure to know how to do so. We encourage him to do so.” Order, at p. 1. (Name omitted).

But here’s classic Holmes. ” Because the Court usually speaks to parties in the form of opinions and orders, it is ORDERED that on or before January 8, 2021, Mrs. Tease’s lawyer may file an entry of appearance.” Order, at pp. 1-2.

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