Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"To begin with, these efforts fight a facially straightforward textual analysis."

This is from

 United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ______________________

 BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC, Defendant-Appellee. ______________________ 2013-1002 ______________________

 Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in No. 10-CV-1045, Judge Renee Marie Bumb. ______________________ Decided: September 3, 2013

 A Google search for "facially straightforward" reveals it as being common enough, in legal and other contexts. But "f-s-t-a" is not to be found. Of course, we have the phrase, "at its face straightforward," but the adverbial form is wonderful.