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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

AMK's adverb avoidance

Way back in the Disco years, when I was a law clerk, there was an ongoing joke going around that Justice Kennedy really didn't like adverbs of the "-ly" variety, that he would go to some lengths to avoid using them, and that his clerks sometimes have fun trying to sneak them past him.  So, I had to smile at this line from his Perry dissent --  "Those errors necessitate this respectful dissent" -- and this one:  "These are the premises for this respectful dissent."  (Ed.:  That's the best you can do for commentary on today's cases?  Lame.)

Posted by Rick Garnett on June 26, 2013 at 02:08 PM in Rick Garnett | Permalink

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That's standard amk

Posted by: Anon | Jun 27, 2013 1:32:36 AM

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