Is it “on bonk” or “n bank”? IJ lawyers disagree on how to pronounce a full court of appeals considering a case. But whatever your Latin/Old French skills, the en banc Fifth Circuit said some things about the Dallas County jail that even your crack team of experts can’t understand. But Sam Gedge does his best to explain what might be going on, and how the court needlessly addressed his favorite topic, Younger abstention. But before that Bob Belden tells a story of a renegade sheriff sticking unauthorized anti-Halloween signs in rehabilitated sex offenders’ yards.

RSVP for our live event on the Georgia Constitution on February 4, 2022, https://ij.org/event/center-for-judicial-engagement-forum-on-the-georgia-constitution/

McClendon v. Long, https://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/202110092.pdf

Daves v. Dallas County, https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/18/18-11368-CV2.pdf

Rival “How to Pronounce ‘En Banc'” Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQexSbL8iDQ, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsnW2JDc0G8

Sam Gedge, https://ij.org/staff/sam-gedge/

Bob Belden, https://ij.org/staff/bob-belden/

Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/