The Green Bag: An Entertaining Journal of Law (www.greenbag .org), has chosen its annual “Exemplary Legal Writing” honorees for 2012. Samples of their work will appear in the forthcoming 2013 edition of the Green Bag Almanac and Reader, http://www.greenbag.org/green_bag_press/almanacs/almanac_2013_excerpts.pdf.
The Green Bag chooses exemplary legal writing honorees in the categories of judicial opinion writing (broken out into the categories of 1) opinions for the court and 2) concurrences and dissents), books, long articles, news & editorial, and miscellany.
The most relevant category for readers of this blog are likely the opinion-writing honorees, which for 2012 are:
Opinions for the Court:
José A. Cabranes, Rivas v. Fischer, 687 F.3d 514 (2d Cir. 2012).
John Gleeson, U.S. v. Dossie, 851 F.Supp.2d 478 (E.D.N.Y 2012).
Royce C. Lamberth, In re Grand Jury Subpoena, 846 F.Supp.2d 1
Ojetta R. Thompson, Schatz v. RSLC, 669 F.3d 50 (1st Cir. 2012).
Concurrences, Dissents, etc.:
Marsha Berzon & Richard Tallman, Miles v. Ryan, 697 F.3d 1090
(9th Cir. 2012).
Neil Gorsuch, U.S. v. Rosales-Garcia, 667 F.3d 1348 (10th Cir.
Elena Kagan, Williams v. Illinois, 132 S.Ct. 2221 (2012).