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Dear That Guy Who Sometimes Writes Legal Stuff  For The Paper—

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Standard, it's so." Please tell me the truth: is there a Santa Claus?



Virginia Young

25th Street Pres...

December 19, 2015



A consistent theme in my newspaper column has been how legal language can obscure and hamper our ability to understand even simple concepts.  Here is my gift to illustrate what attorneys are capable of doing to the language.


On the night antecedent to Christmas Day,...

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