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Just a passage I'd like to share with you

Readers of this blog will enjoy this opening passage from Campbell v. Eastland, 307 F.2d 478, 480 (5th Cir. 1962). Its author is Judge John Minor Wisdom. I offer it as proof that legal writing doesn’t have to be dull or unimaginative:

This civil action for a tax refund is tied in a tight knot with a criminal prosecution for fraud. With patience some formidable knots may be untangled. A famous one was cut. Here, the trial judge attempted to cut away the criminal strand. We think that it would have been better to have waited and then patiently untangled the knot.