In opinions in cases with no claims or defenses concerning movies or the movie industry, trial and appellate judges often help explain substantive or procedural points, or help embellish the discussion, with references to themes, scenes, or characters from well-known films that have held Americans’ attention. Sometimes the reference appears in an opinion of the court, and sometimes it appears in a concurring or dissenting opinion.
Douglas E. Abrams,
References to Movies in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Part 1, 75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 244
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