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Wednesday, December 09, 2009


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Andrew Sussman

The more likely and more innocuous explanation for the court's use of the male third person singular pronoun = each of the three named attorneys for the Plaintiff/Appellants on the appeal had first names ordinarily associated with men.

Kimberly A. Kralowec

The sentence in which the generic "he" was used was a general statement of the issues raised in the case that was supposed to applicable to everyone reading it. It was not limited to the specific attorneys involved in the case (who I recognize appear to be males). It's time to stop using the generic "he" for such broad statements. And to be clear, I'm not suggesting any nefarious intent on the court's behalf.


If Andrew is correct, I assume this decision is limited to the facts of, and persons involved in, this case.

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