Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Vega-Anguiano v. Barr (9th Cir. - Nov. 19, 2019)

I'm on the sixth page of the Ninth Circuit's only published opinion today, reading along with dense text.  Yet I'm not even past the official "Summary" yet.  The actual opinion hasn't even started.

It's a super tiny caption.  But the "Summary" is incredibly long.

In part, that's a result of there being (1) a majority opinion, (2) a concurrence, and (3) a dissent.  You want to summarize all of these.  I get it.

But still.  The actual (three) opinions are less than 20 pages.  total.  A "summary" that takes up 5 pages could probably be a bit more concise.