Judicial Linguistics

There is nothing inherently argumentative or prejudicial about transitive verbs [.]

— Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley

Turns out it's not his first foray into judicial linguistics.
During a recent trial, both attorneys handling a case before Judge Timothy M. Frawley misused the word "acclimated" while questioning a witness. Frawley ... waited for a break in the proceedings and, outside the presence of the jury and witness, alerted the attorneys to the correct use of the word.

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