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The Prejudice of Wealth

Legal Writing

This article provides excellent advice on how to read and clearly restate statutory language.  The bulk of his article deals with interpreting and restating this regulation:

No executive-level state employee, head of a principal department, head of an independent state agency or member of the legislature, or their immediate family members, shall have, at or following the effective date of this Act, a financial interest in or be employed, directly or indirectly, by any Licensed Gaming Entity, Licensed Casino Gaming Entity, applicant for such licenses, or any holding, affiliate, intermediary or subsidiary company thereof, during his or her status as an executive-level state employee, head of a principal department, head of an independent state agency or member of the legislature and for two (2) years following termination of such status.

On a related note, Professor Volok is soliciting ideas for the next edition of his book on academic legal writing.  He writes:

I hope to put out a second edition of my Academic Legal Writing book eventually. If any of you have used it, can you suggest any changes, or let me know what you'd like to see added? Please let me know, at volokh at law.ucla.edu. And if you run a legal Weblog that has some law student readers, and could pose this question to them, I'd be very much obliged. Many thanks in advance.

Please help him if you can.  After all, he has never asked for a donation of anything other than ideas.

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