What The Judiciary's Font Recommendations Can Teach Us

By Spencer Short (August 30, 2021, 2:02 PM EDT) -- Earlier this year, appellate practitioners around the country learned that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, perhaps the second most powerful court in the country, had had it with Garamond.

In a short but firm edict strongly encouraging its practitioners to use readable fonts, it singled out Garamond, with its elegant loops and delicate shoulders, for illegibility.

Because this is the kind of thing that passes for news in the collegial — even genteel — world of appellate practice, there was immediate buzz on #AppellateTwitter and then, just as predictably, a raft of blog posts and...

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