"It Is an Immutable and Universal Rule That Judges Are Not as Funny as They Think They Are"

Words of wisdom from the Utah Supreme Court.

|The Volokh Conspiracy |

Thanks to commenter James Pollock for highlighting this, and adding: "To be fair to our robed brethren, NOBODY is as funny as they think they are"—though, as the Utah Supreme Court opinion suggests, judges are likelier than the rest of us to draw laughter even for their less funny jokes.

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4 responses to “"It Is an Immutable and Universal Rule That Judges Are Not as Funny as They Think They Are"

  1. I won’t quote from The Mikdado, since I hadn’t realized how offensive the uncensored lyrics were, but here they are if you want to get offended:

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  2. “It Is an Immutable and Universal Rule That Judges Are Not as Funny as They Think They Are”

    Professors, on the other hand . . .

    [ask a student after a semester of classes]

    1. After graduation, it’s the bosses’ jokes that get hilarious.

  3. Said Walter Mondale: “When I was Vice President, everyone laughed at my jokes. When I stopped being Vice President, I stopped being funny.”

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