Supreme Court Splits... On Grammar and Writing Style

Barton, Supreme Court Splits . . . On Grammar and Writing Style, 17 SCRIBES J. LEGAL WRITING 33 (Fall 2017).

University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-15

13 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2018

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Jill Barton

University of Miami School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2017

Abstract

This article details the results of a study of every signed U.S. Supreme Court opinion, concurrence, and dissent from the 2015 and 2014 terms. The review revealed that while on most matters of writing, U.S. Supreme Court Justices achieve unanimity, they are often split on subtler matters of style, like how to use conjunctions, possessives, contractions, and fragments.

Suggested Citation

Barton, Jill, Supreme Court Splits... On Grammar and Writing Style (January 1, 2017). Barton, Supreme Court Splits . . . On Grammar and Writing Style, 17 SCRIBES J. LEGAL WRITING 33 (Fall 2017).; University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3130334

Jill Barton (Contact Author)

University of Miami School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

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