... stuff like this happens. How many copy editors must die before this violence ends?
Even during appellate review of a dismissal for failure to state a claim, which takes place under a set of plaintiff-friendly guidelines, the reviewing court cannot be expected to do counsel's work, create the ossature for the argument, and put flesh on its bones.
Redondo-Borges v. U.S. Dept. of Hous. & Urban Dev., 421 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2005).
Without looking up the case, I’m guessing it’s written by Judge Selya. Ossature is a dead giveaway.
Twenty fonts and (we’re told) the cats who inspired them. Since I live with four cats, I’m obligated to link to this. Also we have a Persian that’s a dead ringer for # 6, except ours has two eyes (see photo at left). (Hat tip to Peter Athas.)
Take a break from that bad legal writing you’re duty-bound to read. Take a look at this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest winners. And the next time you write a horrible figure of speech, make sure it’s on purpose. (Hat tip to John McIntyre.)
Compared with that, Curly had it easy.
Must have been a slow-news day in L.A. and at the ABA. Some law blogs (including this one) covered the same story back in September 2006.
Words are like snow—something to remember the next time you’re tempted to unleash a blizzard of words.
Says here that “[t]here’s a new advance in the effort to write prose without any direct involvement of a human brain.” As a reader of legal writing since 1986, I’d say the legal profession is way ahead of that curve.
... comes courtesy of our friends at What About Clients/Paris?