Posner Says Justices Should Cut BS From Opinions

Law360, Washington (July 10, 2013, 8:17 PM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts wrote far fewer opinions this term than did past courts, but some of the decisions it did write were unnecessarily long, say legal scholars, including Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner, who says the court and its clerks should cut the word count — and the "bullshit."

Judge Posner said the 2012 high court term seemed to confirm the Roberts court’s reputation for verbose writing, with opinions containing long majority opinions and several addenda, including multiple concurrences,...
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