Not that any lawyer or judge would ever use all caps to emphasize a point in a brief or opinion (RIGHT?!!), but this is interesting -- the Navy has announced that it will no longer use all-caps communiques. The Atlantic explains why all-caps are so darned irritating, including being harder to read:
"A typeface is designed to be used with capital and lowercase letters," explains the typographer Jonathan Hoefler. "That's because, from a physiological standpoint, lowercase letters are easier to read. They're more distinguishable, they have ascenders and descenders, they have modulated widths, and all this creates a texture that's easier and more pleasing to the eye. Capital letters don't have that."