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dissenting opinion

n. (See: dissent)

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Often there are purely pragmatic reasons for authoring a dissenting opinion.
Since both strict and loose forms of interpretation can lead to evil, justices should be concerned with the material outcome of their dissenting opinion.
Chief Justice Rehnquist wrote a dissenting opinion.
Arnold filed a dissenting opinion arguing that the Plattsmouth display could be distinguished from the one in Van Orden.
The president isn't the only high-profile administration figure to be isolated from dissenting opinion.
In the case, Joshua Davey was denied a state scholarship available to all undergraduate majors except those majoring in "theology" While Davey's major in pastoral ministries was undoubtedly designed to prepare for a career in the church, the statute in question applies to theology without defining the term, a problem overlooked even by the dissenting opinion of Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.
Professor Bell, best known for resigning from the faculty at Harvard Law School in protest of their failure to hire a tenured black woman professor, weighs in with a dissenting opinion from the justices in 1954.
Justice Ian Binnie, in a dissenting opinion, thought that the Section 43 exemption ought to apply to parents but not to teachers, saying "the logic for keeping criminal sanctions out of the schools is much less compelling than for keeping them out of the home.
However, there is some dissenting opinion, particularly among high school coaches, regarding its use.
Justice John Paul Stevens wrote a separate dissenting opinion.
Next, address the dissenting opinion of Justice Benjamin Curtis.
In a separate dissenting opinion, Justice Scalia expressed concern about the fact that reputations of nursing homes were being tainted by their listing on the HHS Web site without the ability to contest the deficiency that caused the listing.