Patterico's Pontifications

9/17/2007

Professor Erwin Chemerinsky Wins…And Loses.

Filed under: Court Decisions,General — Justin Levine @ 10:33 am



[posted by Justin Levine] 

Professor Erwin Chemerinsky is reportedly being rehired as dean at UCI’s Law School.

Meanwhile, Chemerinsky was representing the family of Rachel Corrie – arguing that the Caterpillar company should be liable for her death after she sat in front of a bulldozer trying to raze the homes of Palestinian terrorists/terrorist sympathizers.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just shot down Chemerinsky’s argument 3-zip.

30 Responses to “Professor Erwin Chemerinsky Wins…And Loses.”

  1. How stupid is that. The young woman no matter how tragic her death was, was stupid to think that just because she was an American and an activist automatically makes you bullet proof and everyone will automatically stop what they are doing because you say so or do something like jumping in front of an armored bulldozer. Then to top it off her family tries to sue the State of Israel and the Company that made the the bulldozer. Thats what happens when you don’t take responsibility for your own actions. It’s always someone else’s fault.

    Richard Daugherty (e0cabc)

  2. Finally, a liberal’s argument so stupid even the Ninth Circus laughed it out of court. Thanks to the panel for recognizing Corrie’s parents as a clog in the legal system, and flushing them away to where they and other terror advocates belong.

    L.N. Smithee (912b88)

  3. Apparently the argument was that the company was negligent in selling construction equipment to Israel because Israel uses them to raze the homes of terrorists? Weak at best.

    Got a lot weaker when the Court noted that the US Government paid for each and every one of them, and ruled it a non-justicable political matter. The end.

    Kevin Murphy (805c5b)

  4. Meanwhile, Chemerinsky was representing the family of Rachel Corrie – arguing that the Caterpillar company should be liable for her death after she sat in front of a bulldozer trying to raze the homes of Palestinian terrorists/terrorist sympathizers.

    No way?

    Wow.

    The man is crazy. They should breach his contract and paying for doing so. So as not to have an insane Dean.

    And the executive who recruited him should be fired. Absolutely.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  5. Anyway, she deserved the ultimate Darwin. No sympathy from me.

    What a moron. And supporter of evil too.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  6. I love the part where on page 12498 it says:

    “Aside from the questions of legality, the plaintiff’s case is stupid.”

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  7. This is the type of case that should have some “loser pays” kind of finding attached.

    JD (f6a000)

  8. So if Boeing had sold the 9/11 planes directly to OBL via a U.S. government subsidy?

    No war(s)?

    alphie (99bc18)

  9. Comment 1, you said it best, LOL!

    Patricia (4117a9)

  10. alphie – You really are a fucking moron.

    JD (f6a000)

  11. #1 — L.N. Smithee? Hang out much with your pal George Spelvin?

    #7 — alphie, that has to be one of the five stupidest statements ever uttered in the history of mankind. I’d put it just ahead of “No one will ever need more than 64K of memory” and just behind “Everything that will ever be invented has already been invented”.

    Keep trying, maybe you can come up with four more statements and own all 5 spots.

    Steverino (5f7efc)

  12. He will fit in well in Irvine.

    atmama,esq (71c70e)

  13. I don’t know, steverino.

    On the day that the U.S. government-funded mercenary outfit Blackwater finally gets booted out of Iraq, maybe we should examine the blanket immunity these guys get in U.S. courts.

    alphie (99bc18)

  14. Steverino, Alphie’s made dumber statements. My favorite is still when the Alphtard claimed that Johnny Jihad was going to be pardoned by the next President.

    Robin Roberts (6c18fd)

  15. “arguing that the Caterpillar company should be liable for her death after she sat in front of a bulldozer trying to raze the homes of Palestinian terrorists/terrorist sympathizers.”

    This alone should be enough to do Chemerinsky out of the job. At best, the argument is blindingly stupid, and at worst, it’s immoral. Do we really want someone who makes arguments like this training the lawyers of the future?

    Best wishes,
    Laura

    Laura (a27263)

  16. Alf

    you leapt from a doomed suit against Cat to WTC Boeing and bin Laden and now to Blackwater in less than 14 total posts.

    Holy crap.

    And they said I am ADD..?

    SteveG (4e16fc)

  17. Well, SteveG,

    All three cases involve civilians slaughtered by U.S. government funded groups.

    Perhaps if our government officials had to defend these decisions in court, they might actually make an effort to get our foreign policy right.

    alphie (99bc18)

  18. Does Chemerinsky ever win? Honestly, I’m curious.

    Viktor (6c107f)

  19. So Alphie,
    The Twin Towers, the Pentagon and nearly 3,000 people jumped in front of low flying aircraft legally operated by Muslim peace lovers?

    Perfect Sense (b6ec8c)

  20. I thought the girl was run over, not slaughtered.
    I’d guess “smushed” would be more to the point.
    Anyway, I’m sure as long as the back up warning beeper wasn’t to blame then Cat shouldn’t have been sued. Maybe some OSHA sanctions are pending, but it seems to me like at worst it was operator error. Maybe some of those nifty orange cones and a chunky flag person or two would have helped. I think family has a better case against the peace group that enabled her death.

    To the topic of Boeing, willful misuse of its product by hijackers seems like a lawsuit loser…. to me anyway.

    Blackwater should and likely will have to cough up some money for families and additionally some baksheesh… I mean donations…. to Iraqi lawmakers.
    I’d also guess the US government pursues some sort of charges/fines etc as well.
    We have to earn Iraqi trust, and regardless of the specifics here, I think $$$ will change hands and apologies will be made.

    SteveG (4e16fc)

  21. You guys are all so …. Read this tender and touching tribute to Rachel and dare tell me that you could keep tears from coming to your eyes.

    nk (474afa)

  22. They really should do a genetic scan of Erwin. There must be a defective gene in the chain somewhere that compels him to put forth the most assinine legal reasoning to come down the pike.
    If libs had any sense of shame, we could use Erwin for a warning beacon, as he would be as red as a bull-fighter’s cape 24/7.

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  23. When Blackwater is banned from Iraq, who’s going to protect all of those Iraqi pols? They certainly don’t trust their own people to save their lives.

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  24. NK

    I read that ‘tender and touching’ tribute…did you? It wasn’t even about her…it was about another idiot fighting the wrong fight…Rachel was an idiot fighting for a group of people that would keep her in a burka and stone her if she was caught with a man that wasn’t her husband…she was better off being run over by a bulldozer than living with those animals….

    Alphie, do you realize that you are like Tokyo Rose? Or Wormtongue from Lord of the Rings…why do you hate our country so much? These jerks cut people’s heads off! They blow people up! We are fighting the good fight….you make me sad…

    Stacy In Tucson (b99466)

  25. The Twin Towers, the Pentagon and nearly 3,000 people jumped in front of low flying aircraft legally operated by Muslim peace lovers?

    Actually, Perfect Sense, I think Alphie’s claiming that Al Qaeda was financed by the U.S.

    Another statement for the Top Five. Way to go, alphie!

    Steverino (5f7efc)

  26. I thought the girl was run over, not slaughtered. I’d guess “smushed” would be more to the point.

    She lost her footing, fell back, and a large piece of concrete in the debris being pushed fell on top of her.

    dave (8b372d)

  27. Stacy in Tucson #24,

    It was a sarcastic post by Liberal Larry. He parodies the loony left. As was my “tender and touching”.

    You know, Patterico, don’t blame your deadpan style of humor for people here not getting your jokes. We are, most of us, humor-challenged.

    nk (474afa)

  28. I didn’t follow the news around the event all that close (and was too lazy to look it up)
    So she fell and a piece of concrete smushed her.
    Huh.
    That sucks.
    But how again is that supposed to have been Caterpillars fault?
    Chemerinsky shouldn’t be dean because this type of lawsuit makes normal people think lawyers are self serving clowns that torture reason and logic until it gives in…
    Chemerinsky should have to pay courts costs and reimburse Caterpillar for their expenses personally.

    SteveG (4e16fc)

  29. The people I blame for Corrie’s death are her parents. They paid for her to travel to that hell hole and live there. They knew what she was doing was dangerous. Unfortunately, they are too moonbatty to also realize what she did was wrong.

    dave (d4c839)

  30. dave – Why blame her parents? She chose to be a human shield, and thought she could stop ginormous Caterpillars by merely thinking peaceful thoughts. This was Darwin in action.

    JD (f6a000)


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