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Is It Love or Confusion?

Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opens an opinion released today quoting Jimi Hendrix.

Forty years ago Jimi Hendrix trilled his plaintive query: "Is this love, baby, or is it … [just] confusion?" JIMI HENDRIX, Love or Confusion, on ARE YOU EXPERIENCED (Reprise Records 1967). In this False Claims Act case, we face a similar question involving a mortgage subsidy program initiated in that era: Is this fraud, or is it . . . just confusion?

Alas, the rest of the brief opinion is not all that interesting.

vassil petrov (mail):
I love that woman. Place her on the SCOTUS bench.
7.8.2008 3:30pm
cboldt (mail):
Her music is dated tho'. I like her "Whiter Shade of Pale" speech.
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I too would like to see her on the SCOTUS bench.
7.8.2008 3:51pm
Joe Bingham (mail):
Convictions' post title--"Judge Brown is experienced" (approximately)--was funnier. :)
7.8.2008 4:06pm
Joe Bingham (mail):
Not that anyone asked.
7.8.2008 4:06pm
jweaks (mail) (www):
Pardon my language, but HELL YES, that lady should be on the SCOTUS.
7.8.2008 4:06pm
byomtov (mail):
I like her "Whiter Shade of Pale" speech.

Hmm. You think the Enlightenment was a disaster?
7.8.2008 4:24pm
wm13:
Speak for yourself. This case is pretty interesting if you are a housing bond lawyer, as I used to be. In fact, I did one of these Section 236 refundings myself, although we amended the underlying notes precisely to clarify that the interest rate on the note would not change when the bonds were refunded.
7.8.2008 4:35pm
wuzzagrunt (mail):
Put Judge Brown on the SCOTUS, but I don't think Jimmy Hendrix could be said to have "trilled", exactly.
7.8.2008 4:46pm
Syd (mail):
Sacrilege! It's JIMI Hendrix!
7.8.2008 7:19pm