dissenting opinion

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dis·sent·ing opinion

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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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Judge Chamseddine issued a separate opinion and Judge Nosworthy issued a separate and partially dissenting opinion.
What was done is clear, we [the opposition] were expected to write down our dissenting opinion without having seen the preamble [of the report].
In several courts of last resort, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, the United States Supreme Court, and the European Court of Human Rights, judges are permitted to publish a dissenting opinion.
In a dissenting opinion joined by two other judges, Judge David Gustafson objected to the conclusion that the amount shown as the tax by taxpayers on their return should be reduced by credits that the taxpayers admitted they did not qualify for.
Douglas noted in his famous dissenting opinion in the 1972 landmark environmental law case, Sierra Club v.
An opposition opinion is a Japanese equivalent to a dissenting opinion in the American practice.
Mr Abdulrahman revealed in case of dissenting opinion, a certain set of mechanisms were in place to put forward possible solutions to address points of contentions and refer them to smaller teams to work on solutions acceptable to all parties.
LEGAL COMMENTARY: It is interesting to note that in the lower appellate court, the Presiding Judge wrote a dissenting opinion in opposition to the majority, which affirmed the order of the trial court, which dismissed Kristen's claim.
The fact that a dissenting opinion, which was nine pages long was filed, made this case decided by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court noteworthy.
What is interesting in this case is that the judgement of the court of appeal was not unanimous, it was by majority and there was a strong dissenting opinion by judge Robinson, who is a very experience international lawyer.
Justice Max Baer wrote the dissenting opinion in Commonwealth v.