Pearson Returns; Seeks En Banc Hearing in Pants Case

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The Famous Pants Today brings the expected but still welcome news that former administrative judge Roy Pearson is still pursuing his case against the dry cleaners who allegedly lost his pants (shown, left, at a post-trial fundraiser in their honor).  This is despite the fact that a unanimous panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled against Pearson last month.  He filed a petition today asking that the full court hear his case en banc.

That will be denied, I boldly predict, although I suppose there might be some delay if there is a fight among the nine judges as to who gets to deny it.  The real question, in my mind, is whether Pearson will be able to come up with some way to justify a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.  That may be beyond even Roy Pearson, but his powers of frivolous litigation should not be underestimated.