As you may have heard, the city of New Orleans is very, very excited about the Saints getting to the Super Bowl. How excited? Excited enough to bring the city's legal system to a grinding halt.
A jury trial was set to begin on Monday, but it won't, because the judge has granted a continuance. Now, I am something of a legal expert because I've seen several episodes of "Law & Order", so I know that a continuance means that a trial is being delayed or postponed.
The reason for the continuance? The Saints. Here's the judge's order, via Above the Law:
If that's at all difficult to read, here's the text:
This matter is presently set for a jury trial on Monday, February 1, 2010.
Considering the historic victory of the New Orleans Saints, the Court finds that the trial will not be able to proceed as originally scheduled. The Court takes judicial notice that Saintsmania permeates the City of New Orleans. Many prospective jurors for the Parish of Orleans, several attorneys involved in this litigation and Court personnel plan on traveling to the promise land -- the Superbowl in Miami, Florida. The Court recognizes that this pilgrimage enhances the chances of Who Dat Nation to acquire the long sought after Holy Grail -- the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Tremendous. Want to one-up them, city of Indianapolis? Here's my suggestion: Declare that nothing is illegal in the city of Indianapolis until after the Super Bowl, as long as you are wearing a Colts jersey.