At the State Bar of Texas' annual meeting, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner, co-authors of the book "Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges," served up tips on legal writing and oral argument -- the justice in his customary saucy and sarcastic manner. Scalia discussed some pet peeves, such as when lawyers respond to a hypothetical example by saying it is "not this case." Going through his mind at that point, Scalia said, is the thought, "I know it's not this case, you idiot."
Scalia Discusses Conjunctions, Contractions and Pet Peeves at Texas Bar Event
June 29, 2009