3d DCA Watch — Mad as a Hatter Edition.

Hi kids, in order to help the Post Office from going bankrupt, the bunker is requiring you to cover their postage and actually mail things just like your grandpappy used to:

Counsel are to provide self-addressed, stamped envelopes with all motions filed with the Court. In addition, when filing a motion for extension of time to file a brief, counsel are to provide copies of the motion for all parties involved in the appeal.

If counsel does not provide copies of the motion for extension of time to file a brief and self-addressed, stamped envelopes, the Clerk will not notify counsel whether the extension of time for the filing of the brief has been granted. However, if the extension of time has been granted, the extension will be posted on the Court’s on-line docket.

A little practice tip:  go for the Mad Hatter matching stamp and envelope collection — it really sends opposing counsel a message (that one of you is a crazy loon).

 Keep ’em guessing, I always say!


Optimum Nutrition v. Performance Trading:

Judge Suarez gives a math lesson in how to calculate time deadlines when mailing Mad Hatter stationery.

Roberts v. Nine Island:

Judge Shepherd invites you to take a “sojourn through the interstices…..”

Me and my girlfriend did that once in college, and eight hours later all I could remember was the girl’s voice from Dark Side of the Moon and thinking that the ceiling tiles in my bedroom looked exactly like Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral.

(But that’s a story for another time….)