I use the male pronouns (“he”, “him”, “his”) as generic pronouns.

When talking about myself, as the justices do when labelling their opinions as concurring or dissenting, I will refer to myself with the title of "Faux Justice" or "Justice, F.J." as is the convention. To be clear: I am not a justice on the Supreme Court and do not claim the rights and privileges of the same.

I will use short names for parties to cases, rather than the full names. For example, instead of using “New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. et al., v. City of New York, New York, et al.”, I would use “New York State Rifle & Pistol Assocation v. City of New York”.

Use of Notes

I use these notes for things that I would not include in the actual legal opinion I would write if I was the tenth justice on the Supreme Court.

For example, I might use notes to explain the historical background of a case, lay out other useful information, put links to the Supreme Court’s official material (like audio and transcripts of oral arguments), go on a tangent to explain more of my judicial philosophy, or talk about myself and my life to explain why I think the way I do.

When I write an opinion about a case that has already been decided by the Court, it is intended to show how I would have decided the case based on my understanding of the law and my judicial philosophy and also to show how well I think the Court decided that case.

However, when I write an opinion about a case before the Court had decided it, it is intended to share my beliefs about the subject matter in order to possibly (though not likely) influence the judges toward the decision that I believe is best for the nation. In this case, I will put a note at the beginning of the opinion clearly marking that it was written before the Court decided the case, and I will update it after the decision has been released.