[Eugene Volokh, October 14, 2008 at 3:11pm] Trackbacks
Literary Style of the Opening Paragraph in Pennsylvania v. Dunlap:
This dissent from denial of certiorari that Orin noted is obviously noteworthy less for its legal analysis and more for the opening paragraph's amusing departure from normal Supreme Court style. This was implicit, I'm pretty sure, in Orin's posts, but I thought I'd make it explicit, and explicitly solicit comments about it.
In particular, are there other examples of such self-conscious stylistic departures in Supreme Court opinions? I can't think of any off the top of my head, though of course there are a few instances (including whole opinions in rhyme, invariably very bad rhyme) in lower courts.
Related Posts (on one page):
- Literary Style of the Opening Paragraph in Pennsylvania v. Dunlap:
- Interesting Dissent from Denial of Certiorari,