“The primal myth runs thusly: In the beginning, chaos blanketed the universe of California appeals. Papers were filed whenever, in whatever format, and the whims of lawyers and caprices of judges reigned. Then came the revered savior Bernie (that’s Witkin, not Sanders) to impose order on anarchy (circa 1942). He createth the Rules of Court to guide wandering souls lost in the wasteland of adjudication.”
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