Wednesday, September 30, 2009
It seems that judges have had enough of bad writing, improper punctuation, dangerous staples, and now overuse of acronyms.
An appellate court justice in California wrote a 27-page opinion that criticized lawyers for "descending into an alphabet soup of jargon-based acronyms." He wrote his opinion (without using acronyms) as a "small protest against the further uglification of the English langauge." Click here to read more.
No reaction yet from the legal-political community in Washington DC, where many lawyers speak only by using acronyms.
Hat tip to Peter Friedman, Assistant Visiting Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law