While Judicial Opinions Are Often Terse, Others Are Elaborately Drafted In Verse

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin sometimes feels inspired to dispense justice with the aid of a rhyming dictionary.  His latest opinion includes lines such as:

Convicted of the forgery, insurance fraud, and theft,

he admits the first and last, but denies the charge that’s left.

He claims the sentence for insurance fraud is most certainly amiss —

he says “I may be guilty, but I’m just not guilty of this.

My sentence is inappropriate — undo the wrongful conviction”

And in the end, seeks this relief from our appellate jurisdiction.

The full decision is available here.