Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A matter of style

Since 30 May, CAAF has granted review of 5 issues that DON'T start with the word "whether." These issues, which are phrased in complete sentences, read much better to me than they would in the fragmentary "whether" construction. Now is there any chance that CAAF might relent on its capitalization fixation?

1 comment:

Sacramentum said...

I agree that issues need not start with the word "whether." But trying to put all the facts of a case into one sentence isn't much better. I am not all that familiar with CAAF's rules, but why don't appellate counsel use 2 or 3 short sentences to frame the issue? I believe the Guru - Bryan Garner - even recommends such an approach.