Ouch. Nothing like admitting you're an idiot before the bench.
Check this out. Here's the really fun part, IMHO:
Judge: What do you do about Morgan**?
Phipps: I don’t, I don’t, I don’t know Morgan, Your Honor.
Judge: You don’t know Morgan?
Judge: You haven’t read it?
Phipps: I try not to read that many cases, your Honor. Ricks is the only one I read. Oh, Ledbetter, I read Ledbetter, and I read that one that they brought up last night. I don’t know if that’s not Ledbetter, I can’t remember the name of it. Ricks is the one that I go by; it’s my North star. Either it applies or it doesn’t apply. I don’t think it applies.
Judge: I must say, Morgan is a case that is directly relevant to this case. And for you representing the Plaintiff to get up here—it’s a Supreme Court case—and say you haven’t read it. Where did they teach you that?
Phipps: They didn’t teach me much, Your Honor.
Judge: At Tulane, is it?
Judge: Okay. Well, I must say, that may be an all time first.
Phipps: That’s why I wore a suit today, Your Honor.
My fave quote? That's why I wore a suit today, Your Honor.
Glad he's not a GULC grad (we've had enough to deal with because of Jack Abramoff...)
**I have not read the opinion and don't know what the case is about, but based on just this snippet, I can get it was an employment discrimination case. And I'm not even wearing a suit today!