• February 18, 2011

In keeping with the yesterday’s theme of sanctions, in a case whose contentiousness has been noted repeatedly by Minnesota Litigator, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank (D. Minn.) most recently has invoked the “for the sake of the children” rationale most familiarly used in domestic disputes to lower the level of combativeness and conflict in the ACLU v. TiZA case.

The Old Testament Bible, Book of Proverbs at 25:15 says,  “Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.”  Contemporary flip-side to keep in mind: obstreperous litigants tend to lose?

[Same day Strib coverage of the case, here.]

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