Although Professor Hazelwood of the University of Kentucky does not resolve the continuing debate between citations in the text or in footnotes, she has drafted a practical article on citing authority. Professor Hazelwood discusses four ways to unclutter your legal writing.
17 Jan '14
Today, I discuss the second “P” in the P+P Principle. If you are wondering what the heck is that Principle, then read my prior posting. I explained all the juicy details in that posting, including why the text preceding a parenthetical determines the content of the parenthetical.
The second “P” refers to the purpose for including a parenthetical with a citation. Like the preceding text, the purpose for using a parenthetical also determines what information belongs in the parenthetical. You may use parentheticals for various purposes, such as
02 Jan '14
I am sorry for my lack of postings in December. I was enjoying one of the non-financial benefits of being a professor—a long Christmas break! I am kicking off the new year with a series of postings on how to draft effective explanatory parentheticals for your citations in your motions and briefs. This post and the next one will focus on the P+P Principle (which I intentionally made ambiguous so you would continue reading).