Seventh Circuit Judges Can’t Even Agree on the Font to Use in Their Opinions

Compare River of Life Kingdom Ministries v. Village of Hazel Crest (PalatinoLinotype, F.) with United States v. Blagojevich (HoeflerText, F.). I side with PalatinoLinotype, which seems thinner and less busy — and avoids the unfortunate capital Q of HoeflerText, see the top of p. 7 of Blagojevich.

UPDATE: I am told that this is a rare departure from consistency, stemming from the fact that Blagojevich was a rush opinion (argued June 29, decided July 2, because of the especially time-sensitive nature of the question), and is therefore being “released in typescript.” But, still, why have a different font for “typescript” opinions than for “printed” opinions? It’s not like they didn’t have the time to enter it into the computer, and so had to type it on a typewriter that only had the HoeflerText font.

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