Dumb ass attorney or next Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court?
Alabama attorney Austin Burdick has sued Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan for $6 million to cover his mental anguish since the Obergefell marriage equality ruling.
Burdick is suing the justices for violating the Fifth Amendment, breach of contract (really? He had a contract with them?) and breach of fiduciary duty. He seeks compensatory, punitive and mental anguish damages plus attorney’s fees, according to Alabama.com.
Hmmm … so let’s say this goes to court and whatever the results, it gets appealed. Let’s say the U.S. Supreme Court takes up this case. Would the five justices have to recuse themselves? Even if they did, the remaining three rule that they can get sued for their rulings? If so, there’s lots of people who think their decision on Citizens United and other cases was wrong. So we just sue.
Seems as though this qualifies for dumb-ass lawsuit of the year. Unfortunately, it probably only qualifies Mr. Burdick to succeed Roy Moore as the next chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.