The Battle of Footnotes

Sometimes a Supreme Court decision is interesting on the merits, and sometimes it is interesting on procedure. But sometimes it is interesting only to watch the battle of the footnotes. Hartford v. McKeever, 314 Conn. 255, is such a case. Reading this mortgage foreclosure case on the merits is a good cure for insomnia. But reading the footnotes is like watching a tennis match. Justice Vertefeuille in the majority and Justice Palmer in dissent spend far too many lengthy footnotes attacking each other. To paraphrase Shakespeare, each of them doth protest too much. WWH

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