Friday, April 20, 2007
Every now and then a law student will use the blended conjunction "and/or." My usual comment on their paper is that this construction is too vague for legal writing; it's just not precise enough. Now I think I'll also refer them to http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/07/02/061660P.pdf to illustrate that "and" and "or" can lead to problems.
hat tip: Prof. Andrew Solomon, South Texas College of Law