Monday, December 10, 2007

Legal-writing quiz 4

3. According to modern readability standards, which of these is the best way to emphasize text?


Answer: Bold (Congratulations to SAM). All-caps and underlining are vestiges of the typewriter and impair readability. See The PC is Not a Typewriter.

4. In the summer of 2001, Richard Posner and Bryan Garner debated a legal-writing issue in a magazine for judges. Garner's position was also featured in a New York Times article and has caused considerable discussion among judges and brief writers. What is the issue?

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