Get over yourself, First Circuit.
This appeal presents a smorgasbord of legal issues, but we must forgo the temptation to sample them all. Instead, we masticate only those issues that are necessary to a principled resolution of the matter.
In re Grand Jury Subpoena, 274 F.3d 563, 570 (1st Cir. 2001)(demonstrating, inadvertently, that judges who try to be witty often end up publishing embarrassing decisions).
Real Lawyer Practice Tip: Unless you’re Scalia or Kozinski, don’t try and be witty in your legal writing. You’re not that funny. This goes double for when writing judicial opinions, which are preserved FOREVER.