The question the papers in this Special Issue address is whether it matters how judicial opinions are written, and if so why. My hope here is to suggest a way of elaborating the question that may provide the reader with a useful point of departure for reading the more extensive papers that follow.
White, James Boyd. "What's an Opinion For? (Special Issue: Judicial Opinion Writing)." U. Chi. L. Rev. 62, no. 4 (1995): 1363-9.