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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In a majority opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the Court also declared that indefinite civil confinement is not punishment, that the new definitions stated above do not violate due process rights, and that a yearly review of a person's confinement need not be conducted by an impartial court but can be facilitated by a special committee set up by the state and accountable to no one.
The Supreme Court majority opinion states that valid title to real property in the hands of purchasers at foreclosure sales cannot depend upon a subjective test, which it suggested the bankruptcy court's discretion may create.
In California, SB 118 represents the next step suggested in Justice Kennedy's majority opinion, that reciprocity laws for wine producers are barriers to interstate commerce," said Jim Richards, FWC chair and co-owner of Paloma Vineyard in St.
In the 6-1 ruling, Justice Kathryn Werdegar, writing for the majority opinion, stated that because Catholic Charities employs workers of different religions, it "serves people of all faith backgrounds, a significant majority of whom do not share its Roman Catholic faith.
The majority opinion did not discuss taxpayer funding of Catholic Charities.
The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice Ronald George, said those claims lacked merit, and that the governor's review was constitutional.
Having rejected eternal truths, "one can be sure that [the new morality] will quickly become based first on majority opinion and then on the will of a dictatorial few" (CI, Dec.
According to the majority opinion by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, these curbs on liability should allay worries that "simple acts of teasing and name-calling" will end up as fodder for suits, or that courts will find themselves "second guessing the disciplinary decisions made by school administrators.
It has yet to be determined whether the Tax Court will abandon its majority opinion in Redlark.
it was laid down in the time of Henry IV," Blackmun wrote about the majority opinion.
Federal Appeals Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt, principal author of the majority opinion, declared: