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Electronic copy available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1533367 819 THE BLACK HOLE CASE: THE INJUNCTION AGAINST THE END OF THE WORLD ERIC E. JOHNSON TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION . ................................................................................. 820 II. THE PHYSICISTS’ PURSUIT . ............................................................... 823 A. The Laboratory . ....................................................................... 823 B. The Machine . ........................................................................... 825 C. The Payoff . .............................................................................. 827 III. FEAR IN MANY FORMS . ..................................................................... 829 A. The Strange Matter on Long Island . ........................................ 829 B. Even Worse than Destroying the Earth . .................................. 832 C. The Quiet on the Texas Prairie . ............................................... 834 IV. THE DARK MENACE . ......................................................................... 836 A. Behind the Event Horizon . ....................................................... 837 B. For the Foreseeable Future . .................................................... 838 C. A Problem of Many Dimensions . ............................................. 839 D. Black Holes that Radiate Charm . ............................................ 840 E. Doom, Gloom, and Smiley Faces . ........................................... 843 F. Eight White Dwarfs and Two Heroes . ..................................... 845 G. The Rise of Certitude . .............................................................. 850 H. The Polite Outsider±. ................................................................. ± 852 I. Warped in the Brane . ............................................................... 857 J. The Best Answer . ..................................................................... 858 V. PROBLEMS FOR PLAINTIFFS . .............................................................. 860 A. The Litigants’ Attempts . ........................................................... 860 B. Stating a Claim . ....................................................................... 861 C. Getting Jurisdiction . ................................................................ 867 Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Dakota School of Law. B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Plan II Honors Program; J.D., Harvard Law School. I am grateful to Kit Johnson, Jan Stone, Rhonda Schwartz, and Gregory Gordon for their help and advice, and I am particularly indebted to William P. Johnson for his help with documents in German. In addition, I must thank Markus Goritschnig and Martin S. Kaufman for supplying copies of litigation documents. Portions of this article are closely based on blog posts of mine published on PrawfsBlawg (http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/), and I very much appreciate the many readers
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