quick way to determine plurality vs. majority opinion?

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quick way to determine plurality vs. majority opinion?

Postby target » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:30 am

In some cases, I can find whether it is a plurality or majority opinion at the beginning of the case, below the westlaw headnotes. But in some, I couldn't. I am just curious if there is a west law thing where I can easily find this information.

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Re: quick way to determine plurality vs. majority opinion?

Postby jessuf » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:18 pm

Count the justices?

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Re: quick way to determine plurality vs. majority opinion?

Postby stillwater » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:23 pm

X delivered the judgment of the Court = plurality. X delivered the opinion of the Court = majority.

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Re: quick way to determine plurality vs. majority opinion?

Postby ph14 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:25 pm

stillwater wrote:X delivered the judgment of the Court = plurality. X delivered the opinion of the Court = majority.


Can't believe I never noticed this. Nice find.

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Re: quick way to determine plurality vs. majority opinion?

Postby target » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:30 pm

Jessuf wrote:Count the justices?


haha, I have been doing this. But sometimes I have to account for ones that concur in the judgment but still file a dissent.

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Re: quick way to determine plurality vs. majority opinion?

Postby target » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:33 pm

stillwater wrote:X delivered the judgment of the Court = plurality. X delivered the opinion of the Court = majority.


thanks. I noticed the opinion = majority one, but didn't know judgment = plurality.




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