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The Justices on Legal Writing and Advocacy


Bryan A. Garner, whose superb Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage is the best guide I’ve run across on legal style and usage, has posted his video interviews of eight of the nine justices (all except Souter) on legal writing and advocacy.  I’ve found time to watch only a tiny portion of the interviews so far (partly because I hate how time-inefficient videos are), so I can’t offer my own testament, but they’ve received widespread favorable attention.


As has recently been reported, Garner and Justice Scalia have co-authored a forthcoming book titled Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.

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