英语新闻】[资讯][运动][娱乐][生活][文教][经济][科技][时事]【英语考试】[专四][专八][大三][大四][大六][MBA][自考][公共][高考][中考][职称][初中][高中][笔译][金融][阅读]
留学英语】[GRE][GMAT][LSAT][PETS][TOEIC][出国考试]【TEM英语】[TEM介绍][TEM4指导][TEM4试题][TEM8指导][TEM8试题]
CET英语】[动态][技巧][真题][模拟题][语法][听力][口语][写作][翻译][阅读][词汇]【BEC英语】[动态][介绍][指导][试题][口语][初级][中级][高级][经验]
TOEFL托福】[动态][介绍][指导][真题][模拟题][技巧][词汇]【IELTS雅思】[技巧][模拟题][真题][听力][写作][阅读][词汇][口语][介绍][动态]
英语作文】[小学][初中][高中][大学][四级][六级][考研][指导][中考][高考]【英语故事】[双语][民间][情感][童话][寓言][幽默][传记]
英语笑话】[双语][司法][愚人][成人][儿童][动物][宗教][女性]【娱乐英语】[星座][时尚][英语][影视][幽默][名言][赠言][历史][脑筋][轻松][万花筒][异域][文库]
行业英语】[财会][商贸][外贸][运输][医务][传媒][电信][工程][公务员][法律][政治][技术][其他]【英语学习】[新概念][小笨霖][大学][洋话][疯狂][美国][专题][杂谈][方法][品牌]
生活英语】[旅游][日常][电话][购物][酒店][实用][市民]【工作英语】[简历][求职][商务][办公][会议]【奥运英语】[奥运][体育][术语][人物][运动][奥运知识][体坛][资讯]
法律英语】[涉外][案例][术语][法律]【英语口语】[名人][总统][情景][教程][听力技巧][口语技巧][音标][英语口语][俚语]
英文阅读】[心灵][散文][诗词][原版][文学][短文][少儿][初级][高级][文摘][科普][小说][技巧][双语]【写作翻译】[书信][发表][欣赏][贴士][点滴][写作][写作技巧][日常写作]
词汇语法】[专业词汇][特色词汇][马虎词汇][英语语法][语法技巧][词汇技巧][词海拾贝][分类词汇][新闻热词][日积月累]
您现在的位置: 3edu教育网 >> 英语角 >> 法律英语 >> 涉外文书 >> 正文    3edu教育网,教育第三方,完全免费,天天更新!

How to write a good appellant brief五

分类:涉外文书   更新:2016/6/18   来源:本站原创

    Avoid Dense Prose

    A mostly excellent brief recently filed in the Supreme Court flirted with loss of its audience in the dense prose of the very first substantive sentence of the brief:

    The issue presented in this case — which arises under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, 5 U.S.C. § 7101, et seq. (“Federal Labor Statute”) — is whether the most basic policies of that Act should play any role in a major area of its administration, viz., in determining whether a union acting as the exclusive collective bargaining representative of federal sector employees — having been selected by those employees through the secret ballot electoral processes provided by federal law — is entitled to the disclosure of personnel records of bargaining unit employees when such disclosure is “necessary for the full and proper” performance of that representative‘s collective bargaining functions.

    The writer of that sentence asked it to do too much. The sentence introduces too many concepts without a pause. By contrast, one of the authors a few years ago had a rare opportunity to use lively prose to make his point, which was that an Arkansas highway tax unconstitutionally discriminated against interstate commerce by exempting trucks carrying agricultural products (which were by no coincidence predominantly local), while fully taxing those carrying equally heavy shipments of other commodities (which came predominantly from out of state)

    There is an old riddle: Which weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks? While many find the question deceptive at first, the correct answer, that a ton is a ton regardless of what is being weighed, becomes irrefutably clear once explained. But in enacting and now defending the NR Exemption, the State has managed to get the answer wrong — a ton of soybeans or chicken feed is treated as though it weig

[1] [2] [3] 下一页

| 设为首页 | 加入收藏 | 联系我们 | 版权申明 | 隐私策略 | 关于我们 | 手机3edu | 返回顶部 |