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22 July 2008


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I love this. Seems like Bryan Garner may have been influenced by the authoring judge.

Greg May

I usually avoid those "dreaded" parentheticals by using a shorthand designation so obvious that it can't be mistaken for anything else. Once you've given the full name of the company as "Backscratcher Industries, Inc.," the reader is going to know that when you subsequently refer to "Backscratcher," at least if you do so very soon after the initial reference, you're talking about the company . . .as long as you're not also using the generic word "backscratcher" to refer to . . . backscratchers.

Also, though it's not required by our briefing rules, the justices don't seem to mind a separately headed "parties" section near the beginning of the brief. I think that's preferable to a footnote, anyway.

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