Footnotes

 
 
 

Overlong Citations & Discursive Notes

13 July 2014
Few readers like them. Even among lawyers and attorneys, who are often rapped for their dense prose, we hear complaints about the "inelegance" of overlong citations and the "burden" of footnotes filled with substantive matter that divert attention from the text itself. ... Two practices can help us reduce the "burden" of overlong citations. ...