One of his appellate briefs illustrates "Five Ways to Write Like John Roberts," says Ross Guberman at Legal Writing Pro.
I highly recommend the article, both as case study and practice guide. Read the whole thing; it's only 3 pages. But if your nose is to the grindstone, here are the 5 take-aways:
- "Let your facts 'show, not tell.'"
- "Add speed through short and varied transitions."
- "Add elegance and clarity through parallel constructions."
- "Add interest through short sentences, examples, and figure of speech."
- "End with a bang."
(h/t How Appealing)