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Per Curiam

[Latin, By the court.] A phrase used to distinguish an opinion of the whole court from an opinion written by any one judge.

Sometimes per curiam signifies an opinion written by the chief justice or presiding judge; it can also refer to a brief oral announcement of the disposition of a case by the court that is unaccompanied by a written opinion.

per curiam

adj. Latin for "by the court," defining a decision of an appeals court as a whole in which no judge is identified as the specific author.

per curiam

‘by the court’.
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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.
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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 opinions.
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.