Friday, March 30, 2007

Winterrowd v. Nelson (9th Cir. - March 30, 2007)

This is a freakishly perfect opinion. Perfect. Both as a matter of style as well as a matter of substance.

I am incredibly impressed. And jealous. I wish that I could write half -- or even a tenth -- as well.

Colloquial. Reasonable. Breezy. Rational. Easy to read. Totally right on the merits. It's all of the above.

Hat's off to Judge Kozinski. Sometimes he writes great opinions. Sometimes he tries too hard. Sometimes he gets it wrong. But this one is utterly perfect. At least for a reader like me.