The article went a bit further. It consulted Brian Garner
bq. Bryan A. Garner, the editor of Black’s Law Dictionary and the president of LawProse, a legal-writing consulting firm, said courts are becoming increasingly impatient with many lawyers’ substandard writing skills.
“Lawyers are the most highly paid professional writers in the world,” he said. “It’s a good thing for judges to be more demanding.”
and it found another story. A Utah appeals court, on the same day as the Hart decision mentioned above, criticized a lawyer for ‘shouting’.
bq. “While I appreciate a zealous advocate as much as anyone, such techniques, which really amount to a written form of shouting, are simply inappropriate in an appellate brief,” Judge Orme continued. “It is counterproductive for counsel to litter his brief with burdensome material such as “WRONG! WRONG ANALYSIS! WRONG RESULT! WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!”