Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court's Style Guide

Yes, the Supreme Court has its own detailed style guide. Once secret, it has now been published by an entrepreneur and is available from online book sellers, for example, here and here.

At the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough blog (here), you can find examples of what stylistic rules SCOTUS follows—some of them very picky. For example, don’t use “parameter,” “hopefully,” or “damage action.” And put citations in the text, not in the footnotes. I wonder who wrote it and when.

(ljs)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2017/12/the-us-supreme-courts-style-guide.html

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Good morning! Joe Fore reviewed the SCOTUS Style Guide in the latest volume of ALWD (https://twitter.com/joe_fore/status/926512657875767296) although I can’t find an online link to the whole article at this time.

Posted by: Jennifer Romig | Dec 6, 2017 3:34:46 AM

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