Lawyer in ‘Toon With Brevity

Updated: A lawyer who opposes the Justice Departments proposed antitrust settlement with three publishers of e-books has filed an amicus brief PDF in the form of a comic strip. Bob Kohn tells Bloomberg and the New York Times Media Decoder blog that he opted for the unusual format after U.S. District Judge Denise Cote of Manhattan limited his brief to five pages. I thought of the idea of using pictures which, as we know, paint a thousand words, Kohn told Media Decoder. He calls the cartoon a graphic novelette and says it complies with court rules requiring 12-point or larger type and one-inch margins, Bloomberg says. The illustrator attends school with Kohns daughter, Katie, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in film studies at Harvard. The U.S. Justice Department filed suit in April against Apple and five publishers claiming a

via Faced with a Five-Page Limit, Lawyer Files Cartoon Amicus Brief with Proper Font Size – News – ABA Journal.

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