In an unusual and humorous dissent released Friday, 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs ridiculed a free speech lawsuit involving the student newspaper at the College of Staten Island and scoffed at the prospect of a jury trial, ordered by the panel's majority in a 44-page decision that Jacobs said he had not read. In his dissent, Jacobs wrote that the 10-year-old case was a "silly thing" that was "about nothing" and "should not occupy the mind of a person who has anything consequential to do."
In Humorous Dissent, 2nd Circuit Chief Calls Students' Speech Suit a 'Silly Thing'
New York Law Journal
July 17, 2007
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