Analysis

The 4 Wittiest Dissents By Gorsuch

By Cristina Violante (February 1, 2017, 10:33 PM EST) -- During his tenure on the Tenth Circuit, Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote more than 30 playful, witty dissents that both entertain the reader and give clear insight to his legal thinking.

Experts note that Judge Gorsuch's easy-to-read, narrative writing style makes his ideas accessible to a broad audience, with his dissenting opinions being no exception.

"His dissents are cut from the same cloth," says Brian Boone, a partner in the appellate practice at Alston & Bird LLP. "They're clear, they're plainspoken, they're easy to follow, they're respectful but powerful. They always cut to the heart of the issue and often with memorable...

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