Gwyneth Paltrow, muse of judicial humor.

Dillard, J., consciously uncoupling from the majority opinion.

– Judge Stephen Dillard of the Court of Appeals of Georgia, paying homage to Gwyneth Paltrow on his delightful Twitter feed (which you should definitely follow).

But Judge Dillard used this quip just over Twitter, not in an opinion. The best official case parenthetical of all time, after the jump.

It comes, not surprisingly, from the always quotable Judge Alex Kozinski:

Chief Judge KOZINSKI, disagreeing with everyone.

That was how he started his separate opinion in Garfias-Rodriguez v. Holder, as you may recall.

Know of any other fun descriptions for opinions, ones that go beyond the usual “concurring” or “dissenting”? Feel free to mention them in the comments or send them our way by email. Maybe we’ll do a story if we get enough interesting material.

Dillard, J., consciously uncoupling [Twitter]
Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin split after 10 years of marriage [New York Daily News via Morning Docket]

Earlier: Quote of the Day: What’s the Bluebook Parenthetical for That?


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