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Posted on: Jan 29, 2018

By Libby Yin Goodknight, Krieg DeVault LLP

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines recently with an otherwise obscure, highly-technical case involving the federal supplemental jurisdiction statute’s tolling provision. Artis v. District of Columbia made headlines not so much for the substantive issues involved, but for the sparring between Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg, who wrote the majority opinion, and Justice Neil Gorsuch, who authored the dissent. Slate approaches the story from a slightly different angle, in an article that is an interesting read (regardless of your politics) for appellate practitioners whose bread and butter is legal writing. In Neil Gorsuch Is a Terrible Writer, the magazine takes a deep dive into Justice Gorsuch’s writing style – in Artis and in other cases.  

The Supreme Court’s decision can be found here.
The Slate article can be found here.

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