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A "Rant of Sorts?" More Like A Meltdown.

It “May Appear to Some to Be a ‘Rant’ of Sorts,” by Kevin Underhill, Lowering the Bar Blog


Okay, there’s no question that the person who wrote this document had some issues to get off her chest. 277 more words

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Missouri House approves changes to municipal court rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A measure that aims to address criticisms of Missouri’s municipal courts voiced by protesters and activists in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson is advancing. 100 more words


A Novel Approach To Circuit Court's Word Limit Rule. If Only It Had Worked!

Squished-Together Words Don’t Count As One, Federal Circuit Says; Appeal Is Tossed, by Debra Cassen Weiss, ABA Journal (with hat tip to William P. Statsky!) 141 more words

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Missouri House panel OKs traffic fine limits, court rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A measure that would change municipal court operations and lower the money cities can get from traffic violations is nearing a debate in the Missouri House. 98 more words


Too Many Acronyms = Alphabet Soup.

Check Your Briefs For Acronym Overuse, DC Circuit Clerk Tells Lawyers In Campaign Finance Case, by Debra Cassen Weiss, ABA Journal


Acronyms continue to bedevil the U.S.

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Formatting for Persuasive Legal Writing Makes A Difference.

Paragraphs and Indentation Formatting for Persuasive Writing, by Collin Walke, Vol. 86 OBJ No. 5 (2014).


Contrary to that pesky little voice in your head at this very moment, formatting is not a boring topic and is absolutely critical when writing a legal brief.

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