9 Writing Styles Epitomized by Current SCOTUS Justices [Infographic] #writinglegally

Posted on 10-16-2015 by
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“Language is the central tool of our trade…” ~ Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. 

And as Chief Justice Roberts once said, "words are the building blocks of the law. If we aren’t fastidious with language it dilutes the effectiveness and clarity of the law." For those who are in the legal professional, "the more careful they are with their language, the better they are going to be.”

So, what does it take write in like the current 9 sitting SCOTUS Justices? The below LexTalk Infographic outlines the 9 writing styles epitomized by the current sitting SCOTUS Justices. 

9 Writing Tips from Supreme Court Justices

**Information presented was collected prior to Justice Scalia's death**

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Rachel Poritz
Rachel Poritz
Posted on : 21 Oct 2015 2:27 PM

This is interesting.  I wasn't aware of the different writing styles.  It's great that solid (and sometimes creative) writing is a focus of the SCOTUS judges.

James Michael
James Michael
Posted on : 30 Dec 2015 1:15 PM

Interesting article!

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