Wednesday, March 21, 2007

No Obligation to be Dull

U.S. Judge Michael Eakin is dispensing poetic justice by delivering his rulings in rhyming couplets. One example is in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court case involving a woman who claimed a lie about an engagement ring should void a prenuptial agreement.

Eakin wrote: "A groom must expect matrimonial pandemonium/when his spouse finds he's given her a cubic zirconium/instead of a diamond in her engagement band,/the one he said was worth twenty-one grand."

Eakin says, "You have an obligation as a judge to be right, but you have no obligation to be dull."

Source: Christianity Today, 20 March, 2007.

Image: Judge Michael Eakin