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Judge tells agency lawyers to kill the acronyms ASAP

It turns out that judges -- even those who hear numerous cases involving weighty discussions of bureaucratic rules and procedures -- aren't as familiar with federal agency jargon as some lawyers might think. Senior Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is particularly annoyed at attorneys going AWOL on their duty to write clear English and vented his frustration during an oral argument yesterday.

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