I have to admit that although I know that writing is probably the most important clas that I'm taking, I hate it with a passion that cannot be understated. I thought this opinion out of the 5th Circuit makes it pretty clear how powerful writing can be however. The dissenting opinion was so well written that the majority vacated their own opinion and adopted the dissent:
The panel majority has sua sponte reconsidered arguments made by the dissenting opinion and has concluded that they are well taken. As a result, we now withdraw our original panel majority opinion and the dissenting opinion, replacing them with the following unanimous opinion, which affirms the Order of the district court denying suppression as well as its judgment of conviction by guilty plea and the sentence imposed.
[hat tip: Howard Bashman]