Learning New Words from the 9th Circuit – Risible

In Blixseth v. Yellowstone Mountain Club LLC  (In re Blixseth),  — F. 3d — (9th Cir. August 2015), the 9th Circuit published an “Order re OSC on Sanctions” so you know where this is going.  I love this quote:

“[A]ll argue that the appeal was not frivolous because one could have inferred that the bankruptcy judge was biased against [the debtor] from the nineteen accusations that they raised.  As explained in our opinion and order to show cause, we find this argument risible.”

Risible?  One definition:  such as to provoke laughter.  Another definition: provoking laughter through being ludicrous.

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