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In the book “Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges,” the late Justice Antonin Scalia and co-author Bryan Garner offer 115 tips on argument — and “flee[ing] hyperbole” is number six. “Scrupulous accuracy consists not merely in never making a statement you know to be incorrect (that is mere honesty), but also in never making a statement you are not certain is correct,” they wrote. (AP file photo)

Legal Writing Notebook: Why hyperbole is a complete disaster

It’s always risky to assume that your audience will understand you don’t actually mean what you say.

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