Sierra Club Lawyers Kill Trees (Metaphorically)

Environmentalists, take heed. You’re — gasp! — wasting paper.

Very subtly, but very succinctly, Justices Douglas Swager, William Stein and Sandra Margulies of San Francisco’s First District Court of Appeal pointed that out recently to two groups of warring tree huggers.

In a footnote in a ruling released on March 24, the justices told the Sierra Club and some disgruntled members, “We note that, heedless of environmental impacts, both parties filed briefs that were printed on only one side [of] the page.?

The footnote also referred both parties — feuding over an election to the Sierra Club’s board of directors — to California Rule of Court 14(b)(11)(B), which states, “Both sides of the paper may be used if a photocopy is filed; only one side may be used if a typewritten original and carbon copies are filed.?

You’d think that the 114-year-old Sierra Club — which the court noted is the nation’s largest environmental organization with 750,000 members and a $95 million annual budget — would know better.

The ruling is Club Members for an Honest Election v. Sierra Club, 06 C.D.O.S. 2484.

— Mike McKee

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One Response to “Sierra Club Lawyers Kill Trees (Metaphorically)”

  1. Tree huggers killing off more trees at Legal Alliance for Animal Welfare Says:

    […] Legal Pad has a story that is both amusing and an indictment on lawyers generally: Environmentalists, take heed. You’re — gasp! — wasting paper. […]

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