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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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In a 21-page per curiam decision, the high court found Presiding Judge Exequil L.
Criminal Sentencing; Mitigating Factors Due to Mental Illness: While finding no error in the sentencing decision of the trial court, the Indiana Supreme Court, in a per curiam decision, reduces the sentence of an offender with a history of mental illness in recognition of the illness's impact on the offender's behavior.
That hope was confirmed in March, when the court issued a per curiam decision, saying, "The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.
In a five-page unsigned order, called a per curiam decision, the Supreme Court vacated May 16 the seven judgments consolidated into Zubik and returned the cases to their respective U.
5) However, some courts, led by the Second Circuit's per curiam decision in Cosentino v.
The state Supreme Court revealed little of its legal rationale in its May 18 per curiam decision.
Circuit issued a per curiam decision that upheld the constitutionality of all the major provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act.
in April that results in a per curiam decision without a single dissent
37) This in fact worked against the court's ability to review for conflict--by going into the "record proper"--a district court per curiam decision not supported by a written opinion.
The assumption that plaintiffs would agree to end six years of litigation, including a trial that had lasted nearly four months, in favor of relitigating each common liability issue a thousand times over is an absurd result that we will not adopt," the court held in a per curiam decision.
122) This unease was a product of how the holding of the per curiam decision could be read as being incompatible with Graver Tank.
In a per curiam decision the Supreme Court concluded that in order to obtain discovery pertaining to a selective prosecution defense where the Government is seeking the death penalty, defendant must submit some evidence that similarly situated individuals were treated differently.