Charlie Buttrey

May 16, 2022

In his defense, New York Attorney Todd Bank takes on pretty tough cases. Like the one where he argued that he had the constitutional right to wear a baseball cap in court. Or when he sought to have a New York court declare unconstitutional the law that prohibits children from marrying their parents.

Then there was the time that he was arguing before the Second Circuit of New York that a lawyer shouldn’t have to submit an affidavit of good character in order to be admitted to the federal court for the Eastern District of New York. The oral argument (which you can hear HERE) is one of the shortest of all time. His snarky and disrespectful attitude didn’t do his client any favor.  And, at the end, the court orders that he be escorted out of the courtroom.

Did I mention that Bank also challenged the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that Al’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik in Sister Bay, Wisconsin could copyright a picture of goats on a grass roof? He lost that one, too. You can see that decision HERE. No word on whether he was escorted from the hearing.

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