In a recent case, O'Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, the First Circuit Court of Appeals was called upon to interpret an aspect of Maine’s laws on overtime pay. At issue in the case was Exemption F, which provides that the overtime provision does not apply to ...
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Etymology”
In the early days of the new American republic, Noah Webster argued strongly for a simplification of English spelling throughout the land. This would, he argued,
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Etymology”
There are probably many lessons to be learned from the recent Presidential election, but one of them is surely the value of plain speaking. Yet American lawyers seem to love obfuscatory language,
When I first attended secondary school, every pupil was given a book containing information about the school. The book had a blue cover. It was my first encounter with something that everyone called the Bluebook.
Some of this Bluebook was slightly useful,