TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Mar 27, 2015

Justice Elena Kagen sent some bloggers into a frenzy over her use of the word “way” as an adverb, writing in an opinion that pharmaceutical company Omnicare “way overstates” a mandated congressional inquiry. A University of California at Los Angeles law professor says the phrase “way overstates” has never been used in a published United States court opinion, the ABA Journal reports. Others pointed out that the word had appeared as an adverb before, citing a 1998 federal court opinion that used the phrase “way overreacted."