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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 06:30 am
Here’s an interesting case:
Citing Al Gore’s movie on global warming, a federal judge has advanced a lawsuit against the government for its financing of overseas projects that may contribute to climate change.
The judge in question, one Jeffrey White, seems to be drawing on the precedent established by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles v. New York City Sanitation Department.
- Dismiss. Both the suit and the judge.Posted by PW on 2007 04 01 at 11:45 AM • permalink
- a lawsuit against the government for its financing of overseas projects that may contribute to climate change.
Make that any overseas project financed by a conservative government. Socialist or lib demo gov’t, not so much. Cuz they “mean well”.Posted by Vanguard of the Commentariat on 2007 04 01 at 11:50 AM • permalink
- So now An Inconvenient Bunch of Warm-mongering Exaggerations, Half-truths, Outright Lies and Other Assorted BS is deemed worthy of legal citation? Ay carumba! (that’s Spanish for “oy vey!”) I sure hope the Supremes have a better grasp of “science” and “con-science” when their turn comes this summer.
Judge White, sad to say, is a Bush appointee. He’s been a government attorney in the past, but most recently was a San Francisco litigator. Go figure.Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 04 01 at 01:12 PM • permalink
- Not to think with two brain cells… that is the law!
Not to use the eyes in your head… that is the law!
Not to repect the job you were appointed to do… that is the law!
To the House of Pain!
California. Figgers.Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 01 at 02:40 PM • permalink
- The appeal will go to the 9th Circuit, the looney bin of appeals courts. This should be fun.Posted by Harry Eagar on 2007 04 01 at 03:29 PM • permalink
- #6 RebeccaH, yes, the Turtles did win, based in part on GhostBusters v. Mayor of New York which set the precedent that fictional movie characters have the right to do what they want to protect the rest of us. Unfortunately, there the giant Sta-Puff Marshmallow Man was more real that the sophistry in An Inconvevient
- Citing Al Gore’s movie on global warming, a federal judge has advanced a lawsuit against the government for its financing of overseas projects that may contribute to climate change.
One . . . two . . . three . . . four horsemen. That’s all she wrote, folks.Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2007 04 01 at 04:57 PM • permalink
Unfortunately, there the giant Sta-Puff Marshmallow Man was more real that the sophistry in An Inconvevient
Huh? From the ads and previews I’ve seen, I thought the Sta-Puft Marshmallow man narrated that movie.Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 04 01 at 05:21 PM • permalink
- Citing the movie “300”, today the government of Iran filed suit against the government of Greece and western civilization in general for alleged war crimes.
Despite the 2,500 year gap in litigation, the statute of limitations still has not run out.
A spokesman for civilization, one Donald Rumsfeld, replied, “Boo frickin’ hoo.”
I don’t know about “oy vey” but the Spanish for “carumba” is “caramba”.Posted by ElectronPower on 2007 04 01 at 06:37 PM • permalink
- Oh, Gee. Every time you think things cannot get more ridiculous, they do.
This is one more in the eye for those who insist that Australia must have a bill of rights.
We’ve managed perfectly well without one up till now and, as members of the legal profession become even more out of touch with the actual laws, would it be wise to hand them control? They’re not even elected!
- Citing “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, Judge I.M Ascrote advanced a lawsuit against extraterrestrials plannig to turn humans into blood-sucking zombies.
The move is expected to be struck down on appeal by the ninth circuit, where the majority of justices are understood to have already benefitted from the procedure.Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 04 01 at 09:15 PM • permalink
- Hey, leave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles alone.
They don’t need to be compared to this fantasy Gore is presenting to thr world.Posted by petedenham on 2007 04 02 at 07:59 AM • permalink
- What I would like to know from any legal types who might be reading Aussie and American is could the reverse apply here.?ie could a business who finds it cost structure soars due to say “green” energy alternatives and goes out of business due to governments enforcing these alternatives then sue the government if it turns out global warming does in fact have a helluva lot more to do with the sun than greenhouse gases?
Likewise a consultant that advises a business to make various “carbon neutral” changes that cost a truckload of money be sued if global warming is proved to be a total crock. Particularly if the consultant doesn’t provide a disclaimer pointing out that climate change is just a statistical model and could be wrong.Posted by the nailgun on 2007 04 02 at 08:37 AM • permalink
- Citing “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, Judge Lowenstein noted that this movie and other media outlets such as Al-Jazeera had “increased attention on the issue” of pesky Zionist Jews. While this is not to be considered a blanket ruling, it should be considered as a requirement to waer a teensy little patch depicting the star of David.
- Citing “The Triumph of the Will”, Judge David Duke noted that this movie and other media outlets such as the BBC had “increased attention on the issue” of pesky Zionist Jews, Christofascist Godbags, Cubans who don’t love Castro, Americans who don’t fantasize about Hilary Clinton, and Australians who don’t fanatize about Kevin Rudd.
The possibilites are endless. I’m quite sure that Iowahawk would do this far funnier than I.
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