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18 February 2012


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If a court will not tolerate the truth, the court should not be tolerated.

I have dealt with such courts. Courts that would not accept evidence because it did not fit their personal beliefs/agenda. I see no harm in calling them out for their bias. Let the truth be told.


You're not doing yourself or your client any favors if the language that you use angers the court. It should still be possible to make your point without using disrespectful and uncivil language.

If you think that the lower court's handling of the case was "abrupt," then describe the timetable - make the abruptness clear. (Show, don't tell....) If you think that the appellant is a "charlatan" and that his theory of the case is no better than some crackpot conspiracy theory, then point out why and let the reviewing court come to that conclusion. But name-calling and obnoxious hyperbole will not do you any good.

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