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The sesquipedalian septuagenarian

That is, Judge Bruce M. Selya of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, who at 72 continues to write perhaps the wittiest and wordiest opinions in the federal judiciary

By David Abel
December 10, 2006

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AN AIDE ONCE complained to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes that "one man in a thousand" understood his opinions. "I write for that man," Holmes is said to have replied. By comparison, Judge Bruce M. Selya, according to a former clerk, writes for "one in a million." (Full article: 1322 words)

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