Rock, paper, scissors

by Walter Olson on June 7, 2006

A federal judge has ordered lawyers to use a round of the game to resolve a squabble over the location of a deposition (Roger Parloff, “Judge orders lawyers to play game”, Fortune, Jun. 7; Carton, Jun. 7). As Eugene Volokh points out (Jun. 7), there are many legal disputes and issues which can be resolved through a random mechanism without shocking the conscience. For one that went too far, however, see our May 1, 2000 post on a Louisville, Ky. jury that reportedly flipped a coin to convict a man of murder.

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1 wavemaker 06.09.06 at 11:33 am

According to a comment at Volokh, the opposing law firms are located in the same office building.

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