Law Religion Culture Review

Exploring the intersections of law, religion and culture. Copyright by Richard J. Radcliffe. All rights reserved.

Monday, January 22, 2007


After an attorney argued for about 5 minutes in a SLAPP [I'll explain this in a later post] case last week, the court asked the other side if he had a response.

He did: "He's wrong about the facts; he's wrong about the law; he's wrong about the pleadings; and he's wrong about the equities."

The judge responded, "Tell us how you really feel."

Like the judge, I didn't think it was particularly effective advocacy, but it was succinct.