"...[for purposes of a motion to dismiss] a court must take the allegations [in a complaint] as true, no matter how skeptical the court may be.... The sole exception to this rule lies with allegations that are sufficiently fantastic to defy reality as we know it: claims about little green men, or the plaintiff's recent trip to Pluto, or experiences in time travel. That is not what we have here."
Monday, May 18, 2009
Souter goes out in style
From Justice Souter's dissenting opinion in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, issued today: