A law-practicing FrontBurnervian sizes up the case:
I don’t know if Wardle could have gotten luckier with the court to which he was assigned. Judge Hartman will, doubtless, throw this case out due to the jurisdictional problem of suing the U.S. government in the state courts — Wardle must have skipped class the day they taught about the Constitution in his constitutional law class at the asylum — but in my experience in front of Judge Hartman, he’ll do so kindly and with class. Which will probably earn him nothing but enmity from Mr. Wardle. Judge Hartman’s a great guy and hardly deserves this in the twilight of his service on the bench.