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Selya’s Word of the Day

Limn (limning) – to highlight something with bright light.

Such parties must also (with some exceptions) obtain a permit for each sign. See id. § 3.02(2)(a); see also id. § 3.02(2)(b) (limning exceptions for, inter alia, on-premise signs, on-property for sale or for rent signs, artistic signs, and signs “erected solely for . . . public elections”).

In this appeal Selya reinstated a case challenging Massachusetts billboard regulations on First Amendment grounds. The First Circuit makes something of a habit of striking down Massachusetts state regulations and statutes.

Selya’s Words of the Day

We need not tarry. The sentence imposed in this case falls comfortably within the commodious bounds of reasonableness.

Tarry – intransitive verb. “to abide or stay in or at a place.”

Commodious – adj. “comfortably spacious.”

From an opinion upholding a five-plus year sentence for being in possession of a 9mm pistol modified to be fully automatic.