A US Supreme Court justice once lamented how lawyers make the law incomprehensible to most who must live and work under it:
"The legal profession, like many another, tends to become over-professionalized. We forget that the law is the rule for simple and untaught people to live by. We complicate and over-refine it as a weapon in legal combat until we take it off the ground where people live and into the thin atmosphere of sheer fiction. "
And that was in 1941! Back when, by today’s standard, the law was a lot simpler.
One of the principal goals of this blog is to counter the trend Justice Jackson lamented. So, please e-mail and post comments on how you think we can do it better.