A Moose for a Lawyer:

From today’s Seventh Circuit opinion by Judge Easterbrook in Nunez v. U.S. (thanks to How Appealing for the pointer):

A lawyer who does not show up for trial might as well be a moose, and giving the defendant a moose does not satisfy the sixth amendment.

Is this the birth of a new professional pejorative? “He’s such a moose.” “She’s a total moose.”

On the other hand, later on the opinion suggests it disapproves of “a rule that a lawyer is the client’s puppet.” Especially not, I hope, a moose puppet.

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