I dream of benchslaps

December 24th, 2012

Last night I had an odd dream that I was clerking for Judge Posner, but he was on a district court. I was sitting in the seat in front of the bench were the courtroom deputy would sit. Judge Posner started the proceeding, stopped, started to point at someone in the gallery, and ordered that person to be removed from the court. Everyone started looking around confused. No one knew whom Posner was pointing at, so he got off the bench and walked down to point the person out. (I couldn’t tell if that person was being disruptive). The marshalls forcibly removed the person. Then Posner leaned over the bench and told me that I was doing something¬†wrong (not sure what). That’s all I remember.