concurring opinion

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Noun1.concurring opinion - an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning
judgement, legal opinion, opinion, judgment - the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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In a concurring opinion, Chairman Mary Lu Jordan and Commissioner Patrick Nakamura said while it's true that ALJs must independently assess a penalty de novo, "many of them find MSHA's penalty regulations (and the manner in which the Secretary applies them in proposing a penalty) useful guidance .
In a concurring opinion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg echoed AU's view, writing that this case isn't the same as last year's ruling concerning employee access to birth control.
Court of Criminal Appeals Judges Cheryl Johnson and Cathy Cochran wrote in a concurring opinion that although there was evidence DeLay knew - after the fact - of the transfer of the funds, there was no proof "he was directly involved.
A concurring opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, however, argued that recess appointments should rarely, if ever, be permitted.
In rejecting this argument, Scalia quoted a concurring opinion in a Fifth Circuit decision, stating that, with the type of tax shelter at issue, "the basis misstatement and the transaction's lack of economic substance are inextricably intertwined, so attributing the tax underpayment only to the artificiality of the transaction and not to the basis overvaluation is making a false distinction" (slip op.
The opinion was written for the court by Justice Clarence Thomas, with a concurring opinion filed by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Together, the court opinion filed by Sentelle and the concurring opinion filed by Griffith run 45 pages.
Four of the justices noted in a concurring opinion that, in "circumstances involving dramatic technological change, the best solution to privacy concerns may be legislative action.
In a separate concurring opinion, Justice Pariente supported the majority's rejection of the committee proposal to merge the instruction on manufacturing and design defects.
Notably, in a concurring opinion, Justice Alfto stated that "real relief requires Congress to do what it should have done in the first place: provide a reasonably clear rule regarding the reach of the Clean Water Act.
It is interesting to note that a concurring opinion was filed.
In a powerful concurring opinion, Judge John Noonan paid particular attention to the section of the law that enshrines the mass expulsion of illegal immigrants as Arizona's official state policy.