New briefing requirement for the La. Second Circuit

George Orwell on modern briefwriting

Bryan Garner’s usage tip of the day includes this quotation by George Orwell:

“[M]odern writing at its worst does not consist in picking out words for the sake of their meaning and inventing images in order to make the meaning clearer. It consists in gumming together long strips of words [that] have already been set in order by someone else, and making the results presentable by sheer humbug.”

Is this a good description of bad briefwriting?

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