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paper the record
 v. phr.— «The flurry of formal posturing reminds me of my lazy, hazy, crazy days as a practicing lawyer. We are witnessing a “papering of the record”— by the way, the legal world needs a new phrase to incorporate the electronic means of accomplishing this feat— as “CYA” and “to supplement the record” emails are flying back and forth among the highest levels of government.» —“A Day of E-Papering the Record on Detainee Rights” by Andrew Cohen Bench Conference (Washington, D.C.) Sept. 14, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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