July 10, 2008

WI Supreme Court quote of the day

[I]t is always suspicious to me when an opinion asserts that the meaning [of a statute] is plain and then proceeds to spend a multitude of pages explaining it.
State v. Grunke, 2008 WI 82, ¶45 (Bradley, J., dissenting).*

* .pdf; 34 pgs. Or, if you prefer, the .html version.


William Tyroler said...

Great dissent. Still-shorter version (¶47): "I don't think a corpse can give consent."

illusory tenant said...

Talk about activism, eh? The majority, by judicial fiat as they say, just reinstated the common law crime of necrophilia.