Best Reference to the Three Little Pigs in a Legal Ruling (2002)

U.S. District Judge John Kane

Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane is erudite, wise (he's taken a controversial, and eminently reasonable, stance opposing the War on Drugs) and witty. In a recent bankruptcy ruling, he noted that the appellant "presents a version of the three little pigs who outsmarted the big bad wolf, and despite all his huffing and puffing kept a house and sold it for a profit." The judgment concluded:

Alas the tale is done

Truth be told, no one won

This court has simply tried to resort

That which is to what was before

(The defendant) paid the price

For what the deeds of trust thrice

Deviously sought to take away

And such is the fate of claims made of hay.

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