The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process Vol. 19, No. 2 (2018): 157-171
12 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2018 Last revised: 7 Jun 2019
"The simple declarative sentence is one sound," Robert Frost writes in a letter to his friend John Bartlett in 1913. "But Lord love ye, it should not be worked to death." This essay uses the winning brief in EBIA v. Arkinson, a bankruptcy case the Supreme Court decided about a hundred years later, to demonstrate the value of Frost's observation—particularly for legal writers.
Keywords: Persuasion, Advocacy, Writing, Editing
JEL Classification: K1
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