Not your typical analogy

There are analogies — and then there are analogies that make you sit up and take notice.

Judge O’Malley was discussing contingent threats with an advocate during the oral argument of FIRST DATA CORPORATION v. INSELBERG, No. 2016-2677 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 15, 2017) when she used this real-life example of having received a death threat from a litigant — presumably during her district court judge days — and the US Marshall’s office having classified it as merely a contingent threat:

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