t'he courts' own careful use of sports references invites advocates to carefully use sports references in the-i briefs and other written submissions. With the post-season playoffs and the World Series holding sports fans' attention, I wrote in the journal's September-October 2016 issue about the role of baseball references in judicial opinions and written advocacy. As attention turned to post-season playoffs and the Super Bowl, I wrote in the January-February 2017 issue about football references.
The trilogy of articles concludes here with sampling of judges' recent references to four sports that hit high notes every Spring Basketball, with the National Basketball Association playoffs and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), men's and women's "March Madness"; golf; with the U.S. Open Championship; Hockey, with the Stanley Cup playoffs and the NCAA men's and women's "Frozen Four" national championships; and Horse racing, with the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.
Douglas E. Abrams,
References to Spring's Championship Sports in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, 73 Journal of the Missouri Bar 168
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