The third category I’m putting up for a vote is the Judicial Ruling of the Year. The nominees are:
Order Granting Motion to Compel Lunch (Judge Gaines, Maricopa County, AZ)
- My favorite part of this is the directive to tip not less than twenty percent.
Opinion Dismissing Bunk-Bed Failure-to-Warn Litigation (N.J. App. Div.)
- Important because of the deterrent effect on other warn-me-while-I-sleep litigation.
Order Directing Parties to Resolve Dispute by Rock-Paper-Scissors (Judge Presnell, M.D. Fla.)
- Shouldn’t entire cases be resolved this way?
Order Denying Motion as Incomprehensible (Judge Clark, W.D. Tex.)
- Bonus points for citation to scene from "Billy Madison."
The voting for all three categories will remain open until January 31 sometime, and the winners announced, along with my own selections for top ten stories of 2006, on Friday.