If you haven’t yet read Butler v. Sheriff of Palm Beach County, 685 F.3d 1261 (11th Cir. 2012), you’re missing out. We don’t have room to reproduce the entire opinion, but this first paragraph will give you a taste: In one of his ballads, Jim Croce warned that there are four things that you just don’t do: “You don’t tug on Superman’s cape/ You don’t spit into the wind/ You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger/ And you don’t mess around with Jim.” He could have added a fifth warning to that list: “And you don’t let a pistol-packing mother catch you naked in her daughter’s closet.”
Thank you, Judge Carnes.
Wendy Lascher is an appellate lawyer at Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP, and editor of CITATIONS.