A federal judge in Manhattan has refused to “Return to Sender” an arbitrator’s decision that allowed the producers of the Elvis Presley-inspired musical “All Shook Up” to employ 15 orchestra members instead of the 18 mandated by the musicians’ contract.

Southern District of New York Judge Kenneth M. Karas, in a decision showing a familiarity with the Elvis canon as well as with legal precedents, cited five Presley songs in footnotes and wrote that the case presented “(Such An) Easy Question.”

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