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Old September 25, 2009, 06:53 PM   #11
Tom Servo
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At the en banc arguments, Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, who wrote the panel opinion, brought up California Attorney General Jerry Brown. Brown filed a brief in the 7th Circuit case, taking the side of the National Rifle Association.

"Do you disagree with your own state attorney general?" he asked a lawyer representing the county.

"Yes. Yes I do," replied Sayre Weaver of Richards, Watson & Gershon.

"I won't tell him when I see him," quipped Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, breaking up the courtroom. To which Weaver turned and gestured toward the galleries packed with spectators and press: "I have a feeling he'll find out somehow."
I don't think this is what Brown had in mind when he wrote the brief, but it does set up an interesting conflict.
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