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Following forms is a sad way to write.

A writing tip for contrarian judges

If you are on an en banc court and think all of your colleagues got it wrong, how do you write your lead? You could go with the standard “concurring in part with X, Y, and Z, and dissenting in part with yada yada yada.” Or you could follow Alex Kozinski’s example:

Chief Judge KOZINSKI, disagreeing with everyone ...

Kendall Gray has dubbed this the Going Vinny opener. That works for me. So does Judge Kozinski’s opener. It is concise and informative and original—the gold standard of legal writing.

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