Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The New Parentheticals

Michael S. Kwun at The Green Bag (22 Green Bag 2d 13, Autumn 2018)
"Noted appellate practitioner Jack Metzler last year proposed that we use the parenthetical '[cleaned up)' to indicate the omission of 'messy quotation marks, ellipses, etc.' from a quoted authority.{footnote omitted] This idea has taken hold, appearing in over 100 judicial opinions.[footnote omitted. And for good reason... ."

"But why stop at one new parenthetical? Let a thousand flowers bloom!"[footnote omitted]...