Thank you, Your Honor, for granting my motion for summary judgment at least in part as to the plaintiff's sole federal cause of action.
I grasp, on a federalist level, the judicial restraint argument for you to simply kick the remaining state law claims to state court rather than exercise pendent jurisdiction and hear my equally correct summary judgment arguments against them.
But would it have killed you just to grant the whole damn motion, so I wouldn't have to re-file the same damn motion in state court? Thanks to California's plaintiff-lawyer-drafted summary judgment statute, I have to give at least seventy-five days notice on such a motion — and during that time the wimpy-ass state court will probably re-open discovery.
Really. Would Madison have spun in his grave if you had just granted the whole damn thing?
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