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Saturday, May 21, 2011 Last Update: 9:50 AM ET

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/21/us/politics/21court.html?_r=1

SUPREME COURT MEMO
Keep the Briefs Brief, Literary Justices Advise
By ADAM LIPTAK
Published: May 20, 201

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose writing is clear but dry, said her style owed something to Vladimir Nabokov, the author of “Lolita.”

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said her writing style owed something to Nabokov, from whom she took a course at Cornell.

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Justice Ginsburg said she had learned much from a course Nabokov taught at Cornell on European literature.

“He was a man in love with the sound of words,” she said of her former professor. “He changed the way I read, the way I write.”

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A version of this article appeared in print on May 21, 2011, on page A12 of the New York edition with the headline: Keep the Briefs Brief, Literary Justices Advise.


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