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Legal writing: ‘tall-building lawyers’ and other head-spinners (access required)

By Ken Bresler   “Tall-building lawyer.” The term didn’t get a lot of atten­tion when the late Justice Antonin Scalia used it in 2015. It’s a great phrase, but it was easy to overlook in his dissent to the same-sex mar­riage case. After all, readers were trying to absorb the substance of the history-changing case and Scalia’s use ...