Monday, May 18, 2009

Souter goes out in style

From Justice Souter's dissenting opinion in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, issued today:
"...[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."

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