X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
5th circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. (Photo: Mike Scarcella / ALM)

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will rehear a labor case in which a contentious exchange flared up recently between two of its judges and offered a peek at how the language of opinions can matter as a reflection of collegiality.

“The dissent begins by expressing ‘due respect’ to the majority—and then ends with a well-known literary quote about idiots,” Judge James Ho wrote in a concurring opinion in the case. “It concludes that my opinion in this case is worth ‘nothing.’” Ho added: “As the adage goes, the loudest voice in the room is usually the weakest.”

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

More from this author

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

Merit Systems Protection Board: Rights and RemediesBook

This authoritative volume guides you in practicing before the Merit Systems Protection Board and helps you understand the intricacies of the Civil Service Reform Act.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.