Another pearl from Anderson’s article

To summarize thus far, opaque sentences require hard work to fully (as opposed to one-sidedly) interpret. Still, the typical six-year-old is conversationally fluent in them. In [] the high-stakes world of legal reasoning, it is surprising that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, often billing by the hour, fall short of extracting the full range of reasonable interpretations of a statute.

—Jill Anderson, supra, p. 50.

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