majority opinion

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Noun1.majority opinion - the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')majority opinion - the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')
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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It pleaded that the majority opinion had errors and mistakes floating on the surface and the reasons presented by minority opinion had not been addressed and rebutted by the majority opinion.
Ang kalabas labas, ako'y nagulat dahil ang TWG, como collegial, nagkaroon sila ng sarili nilang main opinion, majority opinion and dissenting opinion,' Bersamin said.
And in a democracy, it is the bounden duty of politicians to obey the majority opinion of the whole electorate, not just the lucky minority with a university degree.
Whether the Brexit vote was "correct" or not is a matter of opinion, but it was the majority opinion.
Elloumi added, Sunday in a statement to TAP, that the choice of candidates should be based on competence and the principle of democracy and should take into account the majority opinion.
To promote their book, which stemmed from a Tumblr meme, the authors went on HuffPost Live where they revealed RGB's favorite ruling: the majority opinion she wrote in United States v.
Justice Scalia, who wrote the majority opinion for Michigan v.
In his majority opinion, Roberts showed a deference to Congress in writing laws that is clearly consistent with one long train of constitutional interpretation.
Lee and Kim (2014), testing the theory of the spiral of silence among Korean journalists in relation to Twitter, found that ideology plays a key role in an individual's online participation and journalists are more likely not to present their opinion when they sense that their opinions differ from the majority opinion.
In his dissenting opinion, however, Judge Emilio Garza said that the majority opinion should not have ignored the Constitution's requirement that claims be linked to causation.
In the court's majority opinion, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was wrong to find that both isolated human DNA and cDNA were both patent eligible.
However, it does need to follow the majority opinion of member states for definitive duties, which would need to be set for these products by May 15.