Almost sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn’t it? (A law, a story, and a policy walk into a bar . . . )
But I’m not presenting these things as a joke. According to San Diego antitrust attorney Jarod Bona at the Antitrust Attorney Blog, these are the Three Components of Every Effective Appellate Argument. I agree with a lot of his post, but I especially like this sentiment near the end (emphasis mine):
To [combine these elements] effectively is not easy. It is an art form and requires careful thought and attention. But when it is done right, it is beautiful.