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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Princess Brides in D.C. Circuit Briefs

While on the subject of literary allusions in legal briefs, here is my favorite from a D.C. Circuit brief I filed in a FERC case a couple years ago:
[T]he Coalition claims that only a 'a structurally competitive market' qualifies. Id. (emphasis added); accord id. at 11, 22, 23, 24, 28.2
2 '[They] keep using that word. I don’t think it means what [they] think it does.' William Goldman, The Princess Bride 114 (Harcourt 2007) (1973).
Brief of Supplier Intervenors at 8, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. v. FERC (D.C. Cir. 2008).