Wednesday, April 20, 2005

That Judicial Ruling Must Be Good. It Weighs Fifteen Pounds!

An interesting thesis:
I have a theory that bad judicial opinions generally require a whole lot of “explanation” that consumes much more paper. Consider the number of pages in the following opinions. To be fair, a few include one or more dissenting opinions, but the cause of the paper consumption is still the majority.

The author then goes on to list the page counts of the most notoriously awful judicial decisions in US history, and then goes on to contrast these with an unusually sane ruling just made in Oregon.

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