Judicial Doubletalk

We quote without comment, because none is necessary, the following bit of judicial doubletalk from Elena v. Municipality of San Juan (1st Cir. 2012) 677 F.3d 1, at footnote.8:

“The plaintiffs correctly note that Sec. 1983 does not require them to exhaust state remedies in order to state a claim; however, that is beside the point. A successful Sec. 1983 claim must be grounded in some substantive violation, and a takings violation requires exhaustion.”