Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Examples of Good Legal Writing

The Green Bag’s board of advisors has selected the following as exemplars of good legal writing in 2012. Congratulations to the authors.

Opinions for the Court
• José A. Cabranes, Rivas v. Fischer, 687 F.3d 514 (2d Cir. 2012)
• John Gleeson, U.S. v. Dossie, 851 F.Supp.2d 478 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)
• Royce C. Lamberth, In re Grand Jury Subpoena, 846 F.Supp.2d 1 (D.D.C. 2012)
• Ojetta R. Thompson, Schatz v. RSLC, 669 F.3d 50 (1st Cir. 2012)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Marsha Berzon & Richard Tallman, Miles v. Ryan, 697 F.3d 1090 (9th Cir. 2012)
• Neil Gorsuch, U.S. v. Rosales-Garcia, 667 F.3d 1348 (10th Cir. 2012)
• Elena Kagan, Williams v. Illinois, 132 S.Ct. 2221 (2012)

Books
• Dale Carpenter, Flagrant Conduct: How A Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans (W.W. Norton & Company 2012)
• David M. Dorsen, Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era (Harvard University Press 2012)
• J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Cosmic Constitutional Theory (Oxford University Press 2012)

Long Articles
• Charles Fried, On Judgment, 15 Lewis & Clark Law Review 1025 (2011)
• Arthur R. Miller, McIntyre in Context: A Very Personal Perspective, 63 South Carolina Law Review 465 (2012)
• Carol Sanger, “The Birth of Death”: Stillborn Birth Certificates and the Problem for Law, 100 California Law Review 269 (2012)

News and Editorial
• Tom Goldstein, We’re getting wildly differing assessments, SCOTUSblog, www.scotusblog.com, July 7, 2012
• Jill Lepore, Benched: The Supreme Court and the struggle for judicial independence, The New Yorker, June 18, 2012
• Dahlia Lithwick, Extreme Makeover: The story behind the story of Lawrence v. Texas, The New Yorker, March 12, 2012
• Jonathan Macey, Tackling the Power of the 1%, Politico, November 29, 2011

Miscellany
• Frank H. Easterbrook, Commencement Address, Swarthmore College
• Bob Kohn, Brief of Bob Kohn as Amicus Curiae, U.S. v. Apple, Inc.
• Christy Susman & David Gooder, Letter to Patrick Wensink, Jack Daniel's, July 12, 2012

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