What I tell my law clerks is that we write these so that they are accessible to regular people. That doesn't mean that there's no law in it. But there are simple ways to put important things in language that's accessible. As I say to them, the beauty, the genius is not to write a 5 cent idea in a ten dollar sentence. It's to put a ten dollar idea in a 5 cent sentence.
That's beauty. That's editing. That's writing.
mercoledì, febbraio 20, 2013
Clarence Thomas, giudice della Corte Suprema USA, sul perché le sentenze (e, aggiungo io, le leggi) dovrebbero essere comprensibili e accessibili ai cittadini.