(cleaned up)

Twitter’s Jack Metzler, @SCOTUSPlaces, has devised an ingenious method to rid case quotes of all those meddlesome brackets, ellipses, nested quotations, and (stuff omitted) paretheticals: add (cleaned up) instead to signal the court you are still giving it an accurate, appropriate citation, just one missing all the chaff.

Jack Metzler, Cleaning Up Quotations, 18 J. App. Prac. & Process (forthcoming 2018), https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2935374; see United States v. Reyes, 866 F.3d 316, 321 (5th Cir. 2017) (Reavley, J.); Cadena Com. USA Corp. v. Tex. Alcoholic Beverage Comm’n, 518 S.W.3d 318, 342 n.18, 350 n.80, 354 n.112, 362 n.177 (Tex. 2017) (Willett, J., joined by Hecht, C.J., dissenting).

Author: txcriminalappeals

Appellate lawyer in Rockwall and Dallas Counties focusing on criminal cases and now accepting civil appeals.

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