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April 19, 2005


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"The purpose of a citation in a court argument is not to prove what your source was but to add to the argument."

Can I use that one in Legal Writing? :)


For additional perspective on how at least one court feels about footnotes, check out the opinion at: http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2005/1stDistrict/March/Html/1020368.htm

A must read for anyone handling an appeal in Illinois!


As much as I respect Bryan Garner, I disagree with his position about footnotes. I'm glad to see that a Supreme Court Justice sees things my way.

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