Issue statements: single sentence?
A commenter writes--
[W]hen I was in law school (admittedly a long time ago), I learned that "questions presented" MUST be summed up in a single sentence each.Yes, and that is still the technique most legal-writing teachers teach. But since 1997 I have been teaching a multiple sentence-issue statement, which I learned here:
Bryan A. Garner, The Deep Issue: A New Approach to Framing Legal Questions, 5 Scribes J. Leg. Writing 1 (1994-1995).
I do not insist that all issue statements be multiple sentences, but I certainly don't think the single-sentence approach is ideal.