Friday, September 29, 2006

Running a red light

At Chief Judge Gierke's retirement ceremony, former North Dakota Governor Allen Olson told an amusing anecdote about appearing before the Court of Military Appeals in the 1960s. He was arguing his first case as an Army Government Appellate Division lawyer and paid no attention to the lights on the podium. As he continued to speak for some time after the red light had apparently gone on, Judge Homer Ferguson cleared his throat and asked, "Counsel, are you colorblind?"

--Dwight Sullivan

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