Legal writing, Periods, Punctuation
Sturm College of Law
Judges are more likely to rule against you if they cannot understand your points and if your arguments do not seem well-reasoned. In contrast, punctuation errors may be irritating, but they will rarely, if ever, cause you to lose the case.
K.K. DuVivier, The Period and Its Pals, 24 Colo. Law. 1737 (July 1995).
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