dissenting opinion


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dis·sent·ing opinion

(dĭ-sĕn′tĭng)
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Noun1.dissenting opinion - an opinion that disagrees with the court's disposition of the case
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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To this assertion there were but three dissenting voices, and one dissenting opinion.
Justice Max Baer wrote the dissenting opinion in Commonwealth v.
Arguing that the close relationship between the two could have disastrous long term effects, "Zionism, Militarism, and the Decline of US Power" has a dissenting opinion to the populous, and backs it up well.
Justice Ginsburg, in reflecting on dissents, observed that "with difficult cases on which reasonable minds may divide, sometimes intensely, one's sense of [j]ustice may demand a departure from the majority's view, expressed in a dissenting opinion.
In a dissenting opinion, Justice Samuel Alito, along with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, denounced the decision as too "sweeping".
These argumentation moves allow the dissenting opinion to be framed rhetorically as consistent with the ideals of the United States' constitutional democracy.
Unfortunately, you did not publish the dissenting opinion [that appeared on Advocate.
The lack of judicial symmetry on the debt-equity issue was further demonstrated by the fact that it was a two-to-one decision that contained both a concurring and a dissenting opinion.
A VIGOROUS DISSENTING OPINION WAS FILED BY FOUR OF THE NINE JUDGES ON THE COURT.
The sarcasm implicit in the added text of Justice Rivera-Soto's dissenting opinion is unmistakable.
In a dissenting opinion, three of the court's seven judges claimed that the policy should be considered discriminatory because only women will be forced to use the policy for pregnancy-related conditions, thus limiting the amount of medical leave available to women.
There is value to dissenting opinion,'' Atkins said.