Friday, February 11, 2011

Judge Posner Slams the Harvard "Blue Book"

Here. I doubt Judge Posner's common sense will ever prevail among the pointy-headed purveyors of legal citation form. I learned basic "Blue Book" style back in law school, and continue to use it when necessary, although I have not bothered to keep up with the cancerous growth (as Judge Posner describes it) of "Blue Book" rules. I don't think I've actually looked at a "Blue Book" in more than 20 years. I only rarely publish in law reviews anymore anyway, but I vastly prefer social science approaches to citations and references, and nearly always use them in my books.

Hat tip: The Browser.

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