â€œThe correct rule on the necessity of expert testimony has been summarized by Bob Dylan: â€˜You donâ€™t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,â€™ â€ a California appeals court wrote in 1981, citing â€œSubterranean Homesick Blues.â€ Eighteen other decisions have cited that lyric.
While one may not need a weatherman (who may or may not be a meteorologist) one should in fact consult an expert in legal matters, just in case the apparent truth of the breeze may simply be the eye of a much larger storm.
This is all about this quote:
â€œThe absence of any right to the substantive recovery means that respondents cannot benefit from the judgment they seek and thus lack Article III standing,â€ Chief Justice Roberts wrote. â€œ â€˜When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose.â€™ Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone, on Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia Records 1965).â€
I suspect when a Chief Justice bowdlerizes a quote from an old hippy I should think back to the fact that Ann Coulter is apparently a Deadhead and take heart that there was always a good reason to dislike the old hippies. The most prominent fact being that the children of hippies tended to end up as Conservative Douchebags (albeit successful and wealthy douchebags).