Thursday, April 03, 2014

In Re D.B. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - April 3, 2014)

I've critiqued the California Supreme Court for occasionally writing overly lengthy, discursive tomes that read like warmed-over bench memoranda.  So when it issues an opinion that's exactly the opposite, it's definitely something I notice.

Justice Corrigan publishes this opinion today that's incredibly concise -- seven (double-spaced) pages of text -- and yet both entirely complete and persuasive.  She addresses in eleven paragraphs of legal analysis every single thought and issue that popped into my head when I considered the dispute.

It's really a masterpiece.  I'm sincerely impressed.