Judge Robert Bacharach of the 10th Circuit tells TVA appellate attorney Tim Kowal he likes the new citation parenthetical "(cleaned up)", seen in some appellate opinions and briefs (recently in a SCOTUS decision), because excessive ellipses and internal quotation marks can be distracting to the reader.
But take care not to abuse it by omitting or altering material that could be consequential: do not improve readability at the cost of your credibility!
(Me, I still don't like it. Still won't use it.)
Watch the clip here.
Listen to the full June 2021 interview from episode 12 of the California Appellate Law Podcast here.