Justice Charles Canady partially dissented from the per curiam
opinion, saying he would have imposed a one-year suspension.
matters of fairness and impartiality should be left to" the courts of appeals, he recommended that the Justices grant certiorari, summarily reverse the lower court's judgment in a per curiam
opinion, and remand for a new trial before a different trial court judge.
Burke issued a per curiam
opinion affirming the District Court's decision to uphold Kansas's merit-based judicial selection plan.
Both the SEC and Citigroup appealed and in March 2012 the 2nd Circuit issued a per curiam
opinion granting a stay of the district court proceedings.
The answer, delivered in a per curiam
opinion Monday, is no.
The Court, in a per curiam
opinion, followed the government's characterization of the case and GVR'd the Fifth Circuit's denial of habeas relief.
Georgia is a well known per curiam
CASE FACTS: In this unusual situation, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Per Curiam
, affirmed the order of the Superior Court dismissing a fall from a hospital bed case as one requiring a Certificate of Merit.
3) The Supreme Court often hands down per curiam
decisions (literally meaning "by the court") in cases where a strong majority of the court feels that the issue is so one-sided and the result so clearly required under the court's precedents that the court can render its decision in a short, terse unsigned majority opinion, rather than requiring the full briefing and argument that the court reserves for closer cases.
Of the fifty-four courts of last resort, (28) an average of twenty-two (between seventeen and twenty-six during the twenty-year period of the study) report data on per curiam
opinions, (29) and that includes courts that report issuing no per curiam
444, 445 (1969) (per curiam
) [A per curiam
decision is issued in the name of the Court rather than by specific judges, so usually a non-controversial decision].
Just nine days after hearing oral arguments, the Court produced a two-sentence per curiam
decision based on a 4-4, but unidentified, split.