« Cert before judgment | Main | Call for Papers: A Critical Guide to Civil Procedure »

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Random thoughts on a Saturday

• In announcing his state of emergency, President Trump went on a rambling and oddly cadenced tangent about how horrible the Ninth Circuit is. I wonder how he feels about the District of D.C. and the D.C. Circuit and whether he believes the case belongs there.

• This offers another example of indivisible rights and remedies. The President cannot be enjoined from moving money or building the wall as to some people and not others, especially as to the environmental groups, who claim standing (on behalf of their members) arising from the loss of enjoyment of many stretches along the border.

• When pro golfer Matt Kuchar won $ 1.3 million and paid fill-in caddie David Ortiz $ 5000 (whereas caddies typically earn  10% of the golfer's purse), did he also promise that on his deathbed Ortiz would receive total consciousness?

Posted by Howard Wasserman on February 16, 2019 at 02:40 PM in Howard Wasserman | Permalink


I wish the post, and even the linked article, would have made it clear sooner that the David Ortiz in question is not the former DH for the Red Sox, even though that would have made a more unusual story.

Posted by: Matt | Feb 17, 2019 5:55:03 AM

That was really amazing to read figures there in that complaint ( if are reliable,yet per se).Just worth to note ,that we deal here with private entities also,suffering injuries,here I quote:

Plaintiffs include three landowners in South Texas who were informed that the federal government would seek to build a wall on their properties if money were available in 2019 for construction of a border wall. The construction of a wall pursuant to the Declaration threatens an imminent invasion of their privacy and the quiet enjoyment of their land, both during construction and after.


P.S : and very recommended to read that hereby post(collection of opinions in "just security")concerning that issue of declaration of emergency state. Although biased,yet interesting.here:


Posted by: El roam | Feb 16, 2019 5:35:56 PM

Post a comment