Creative Destruction

June 12, 2007

When I Am King…

Filed under: Criminal Justice,Current Events — Robert @ 11:08 pm

The typical reaction accorded to a plaintiff like Judge Pearson will be summary execution.

Or at least a beating.


  1. That seems a little severe. How about summary dismissal of the case, public mockery and loss of position (I certainly don’t want this loon as a judge)? And maybe a quick rap on the head with a gavel from the judge presiding over the case.

    Comment by Dianne — June 13, 2007 @ 4:01 am | Reply

  2. No. That’s what a republic might do.

    As king, I’d take the opportunity to issue an immediate and clear object lesson to every person who would clog the judicial system with trivia or absurdity. If he wants to sue for $3000 for a new suit and damages, fine. That’s his right as a citizen. But his demand is absurd; it deserves retributive punishment. (Or, possibly, mental health hospitalization.)

    Or so would be my logic, as king. As a citizen of a republic, I agree with your list of consequences.

    Comment by Robert — June 13, 2007 @ 4:26 am | Reply

  3. Although my first act would be to ask the judge in question why the case was not summarily dismissed. By the filing clerk, I would imagine.

    Comment by Robert — June 13, 2007 @ 4:28 am | Reply

  4. i thought you already were king. or does it not count if you declare yourself king?

    Comment by greywhitie — June 13, 2007 @ 7:35 am | Reply

  5. or does it not count if you declare yourself king?

    It worked for Napoleon. For a while.

    Comment by Dianne — June 13, 2007 @ 8:19 am | Reply

  6. I suspect that the fellow suing will get no punitive damages, no attorneys fees, and quite possibly, either no relief at all, or an award not in excess of the value of the pants set off by an attorneys fee award against him for vexatious litigation.

    The problem with calling “Satisfaction Guaranteed” or “Same Day Service” a consumer fraud, is that each is a promise, not a representation of fact. It didn’t say “Everyone is always satisfied”, it says “I promise to perform to your satisfaction”, and there are no punitive damages for broken promises.

    Given the forum, which is municipal court, I suspect that there is no pretrial motion practice.

    Comment by ohwilleke — June 14, 2007 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

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