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  1. Richard G. Kopf
    November 9, 2016

    Kopf,

    By now, you know the introduction to my post is premised on a false assumption. That reminds me:

    Dewey Defeats Truman” was an incorrect banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Daily Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman won an upset victory over Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.

    Everything old is new again. But there is always one constant: I’m dumb.

    RGK

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  2. David Meyer-Lindenberg
    November 9, 2016

    Your Honor,

    I don’t know about gender, but “misogyny” could get you 153 points if you got both triple word score spaces.

    Best, David

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    • Richard G. Kopf
      November 9, 2016

      David,

      I never play Scrabble. It tells me too much about myself.

      All the best.

      RGK

      PS. Besides, our mean ass editor selects the pics the precede our posts.

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      • David Meyer-Lindenberg
        November 9, 2016

        Your Honor,

        So he does. This is how I know our illustrious leaders aren’t Glock experts.

        Best, David

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  3. Greg Prickett
    November 9, 2016

    Age matters more than gender, and competence trumps both of those.

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  4. Anon
    November 13, 2016

    “in the average Courts of Appeals case, judges are generally more likely to side with female attorneys”

    They only aspect of gender I can see making a difference is that female attorneys are less likely to assume another woman (judge or juror) is going to fully appreciate sports analogies. All the judges whom I know who actively dislike them, or have expressly said litigants do themselves no favors by making them, are all women. Let’s be honest: the Notorious RBG is probably far less likely than her male colleagues tomfollow along when you start comparing §267 of the Internal Revenue Code to the Infield Fly Rule.*

    Having said that, I also suspect that the attention collectively paid to the coiffure of male attorneys pales in comparison to what Marcia Clark got for her $10 mom perm.

    *As further “evidence,” a very cursory search of Lexis proves that no opinion or law review written by a woman has ever discussed the Infield Fly Rule.

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    • Richard Kopf
      November 13, 2016

      Anon.,

      Damn. I always thought the infield fly rule was most analogous to the tax-free exchange provisions of section 1031.

      All the best.

      RGK

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