The Metblogs Post I Never Foresaw…


Supreme Court

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On the list of topics I never, ever would have thought about writing for metblogs, comparison of legal documents’ aesthetics is at the top of them. How is it that Alexandria’s Subpoenas are so much prettier than Arlington’s? When I witnessed a drunk driver get in an accident in the fall, I was subpoenaed to testify in court about what I saw that night. I got a yellow carbon copy from Arlington containing a smudged listing of the case name and number and when I had to appear. It was pretty worthless. About two weeks ago, I got hit by a drunk in Alexandria, who then left the scene. Today, my subpoena arrived. It was in an envelope, it bore the seal of the state of Virginia, it gave good concise and clear instructions about where and when to be.

How is that these legal docs are so different?

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