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'Not A Complicated Case': Kavanaugh's Straightforward Style

By Jacqueline Bell (July 10, 2018, 10:31 PM EDT) -- There's no argle-bargle in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's opinions. Instead, he's made a name for himself on the D.C. Circuit with clear, concise writing.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday. (AP) Justice Anthony Kennedy took his share of knocks for grandiose and occasionally purple prose. The late Justice Antonin Scalia was fond of verbal pyrotechnics, particularly in dissent, using phrases like "jiggery-pokery," "pure applesauce," and yes, "argle-bargle."

Judge Kavanaugh's writing, on the other hand, takes a different approach.

Ever since President Donald Trump announced Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to...

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