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The latest Supreme Court news and analysis from legal affairs expert Kenneth Jost.

The Art of Opinion Writing – January 23, 2017

Former associate justice Antonin Scalia took great care in choosing his words and phrases carefully when writing his opinions. Scalia’s writing went well beyond standard legalese; he spared no one, including his fellow justices in his clear and sometimes acerbic style. In this Court Report, legal expert Kenneth Jost analyzes the writing style of Justice Scalia and that of his fellow justices.