Judge Robert Bacharach of the 10th Circuit says the science of linguistics demonstrates short sentences tend to be more effective. But take care not to cross the line into writing sentences that are strident or glib. Do not dare your reader to prove you wrong!
When Judge Bacharach visited Jeff Lewis and me on the California Appellate Law Podcast this month, I asked him about this setup: “The jury instructions are inconsistent. Literally.”
Question: Does this short sentence couplet fall on the side of persuasive, or glib?
Watch the video here.
Listen to the full June 2021 interview from episode 12 of the California Appellate Law Podcast here.