Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Grammar Wins Cases: Conjugating Verbs in Modern Legal Opinions

If you're a member of Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--you probably receive the Scribes Grammar Tips by email. Grammar Tip Number 153 urges readers to look at an article by Professor Robert C. Farrell, Why Grammar Matters: Conjugating Verbs in Modern Legal Opinions, 40 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1 (2008), Prof. Farrell examines court cases in which the court's grammatical analysis determined the outcome. The article is available by clicking here. The article and cases cited in it offer insight into when and how best to introduce and pursue a grammatical challenge or defense.

Hat tip to Ann Schwing and to Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers.

Scribes is holding it annual CLE program on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Register for free at www.scribes.org



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