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“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the reduction of the amount of a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for general elementary and secondary public school purposes on the residence

Twenty-four everyday expressions that most people might not realize are from the Bible:

  • Bite the dust
  • Blind leading the blind
  • Drop in the bucket
  • Fall by the wayside
  • Feet of clay
  • Fight the good fight
  • Fly in the ointment
  • Gird

Last month I reported on a study of federal judges’ use of literary references in judicial opinions. This month I report on my own survey of lawyers’ use of literary references in appellate briefs—with a focus on briefs filed in

This post reports on research into the use of literary references and allusions by judges in judicial opinions. The research was done by Professor Kristin B. Gerdy Kyle and reported in her article, Big Brother, Othello, and Dogs that Don’t

The best-selling author Stephen King hates adverbs and advises writers not to use them:
The adverb is not your friend. Adverbs … are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. They’re the ones that usually end in -ly. With