“Kansas justice invokes ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ in legal dissent”

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Daniel Salazar has this piece for the Wichita Eagle

A Kansas Supreme Court justice invoked material from a “Pirates of the Caribbean” film in a case that began with a wreck on Bill Snyder Highway.

In a separate dissent, Justice Caleb Stegall agreed that something like the “firefighter’s rule” should apply to law enforcement officers in Kansas. But he said the principle shouldn’t be considered a “rule” and that courts are “imposing judicial policy preferences as a matter of law.”

Justice Stegall argued that the application of a standard still “leaves work to be done.” As part of making his point, he cited a scene in the 2003 Disney film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl….

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article144831419.html#storylink=cpy

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