Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

The Rules, the rules[,] and the Serial Comma

By Dominique Scalia

As a journalistic publication, the Bar Bulletin may have a defensible position against the serial comma. The Associated Press Stylebook is, after all, one of the last authoritative members of team-no-comma. As an attorney, Bar Bulletin Editor-in-Chief Gene Barton’s campaign to eliminate the serial comma puts him in a less enviable position; legal writing experts are in favor of the added clarity it provides, essentially across the board.

As a new member of the Bar Bulletin Committee, it occurred to me at my second meeting that I should have asked Mr. Barton’s1 — and the Bar Bulletin’s — position on the matter before submitting my first article, which had...

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