The notion that talk is the absence of thought is more poetry than analysis. Nevertheless, lawyers know that all talk is not thought and that there is at least a grain of truth in the poet's logic. Some of the same logic may mercifully be applied to the proceedings of ad- ministrative agencies to test whether all the talk in such proceedings is necessary to a rational result and sound implementation of public policy.
Roger J. Corber,
Written Evidence in Administrative Proceedings: A Plea for Less Talk,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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