As noted here previously, Judge Posner does not take poor briefing lightly. This time his critique is supported by visual aids!
Writing for the Seventh Circuit in Gonzalez-Servin v. Ford Motor Company, issued on November 23, Posner critcizes appellants in the consolidated cases for failing to properly address dispositive authority. Posner writes: “The ostrich is a noble animal, but not a proper model for an appellate advocate.” To underscore the point, he includes both an image of an ostrich and one of a suited man—both with heads buried in the sand.
Any idea how to cite a photograph in a judicial opinion? Ostrich, slip op. at 5??