When an “Emergency” is Not an Emergency

David Oscar Marcus, local federal courts blogger extraordinaire, brings us this self-explanatory tale of Judge Milton Hirsch1 denying a self-styled “Emergency Motion”. Along the way, the eloquent jurist manages to invoke the ghosts of the late Judge Edward Davis and of Shakespeare. Not bad for a three-page order!

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Law students take note. Don’t let this happen to you.


  1. When local lawyers see this name they know it’s going to be good. []
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1 Response to When an “Emergency” is Not an Emergency

  1. Just me says:

    This order should be printed as a poster and hung on the wall of every law firm in America. Maybe printed on the back of retainer agreements too so that clients see it.

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