I Am Rule 11

According to this quiz, if I were a Fed. R. Civ. P. I would likely be Rule 11. This is just so nerdy it had to be posted. I’m quite happy being Rule 11 though, it’s much better than that synth I was last time I took one of these quizzes.

You were designed to make sure that attorneys in federal cases make reasonable inquiries into fact or law before submitting pleadings, motions, or other papers. You were a real hardass in 1983, when you snuffed out all legal creativity from federal proceedings and
embarassed well-meaning but overzealous attorneys. You loosened up a bit in 1993, when you began allowing plaintiffs to make allegations in their complaints that are likely to have evidenciary support after discovery, and when you allowed a 21 day period for the erring attorney to withdraw the errant motion. Sure, you keep everything running on the up and
up, but it’s clear that things would be a lot more fun without you around.

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