This term, grammar knowledge is looming large as a Supreme Court justice skill set. First, the meaning of commas in the Second Amendment emerged as a potentially major factor in deciding a gun case. And Tuesday, in yet another case, grammar played a role in interpreting the statute at issue. A close parsing of the matter may even offer some hints about how the justices will handle the Second Amendment case.
Commas, Clauses and Missing Butter at the Supreme Court
January 23, 2008