Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

  • April is Poetry Month!

    National Poetry Month was started in 1996 by the American Academy of Poets, to be celebrated in April. For more information, check out the American Academy of Poets, home of the “Poem of the Day.” Poetry often makes its way into legal opinions. Here is an example: No evidence had I taken Sua sponte appeared […] Read more...
  • April is Poetry Month!

    We thought that we would never see A suit to compensate a tree. A suit whose claim in tort is prest Upon a mangled tree’s behest; A tree whose battered trunk was prest Against a Chevy’s crumpled crest; A tree that faces each new day With bark and limb in disarray; A tree that may […] Read more...
  • April is Poetry Month!

    The D. A. was ready His case was red-hot.  Defendant was present His witness was not. He prayed one day’s delay From His honor the judge.  But his plea was not granted The Court would not budge. So the jury was empanelled All twelve good and true But without his main witness What could the […] Read more...
  • April is Poetry Month!

    Ven-Fuel was convicted of fraudulent acts, By the Trial Court’s finding of adequate facts. We think it likely that fraud took place, But Materiality was not shown in this case. So while the Government will no doubt be annoyed, We declare the conviction null and void. U.S. v. Ven-Fuel, Inc., 602 F.2d 747, 748 (C.A.Fla., […] Read more...
  • April Poetry: State v. Gunwall

    As April is poetry month, one would be remiss in failing to mention some excellent poems regarding a seminal state case. In State v. Gunwall, the Washington State Supreme Court created a list of six factors which it uses to determine when the state constitution provides greater protections than the federal constitution. These factors include: […] Read more...