Making the Case is a kind of narratology for the judicial opinion
. (36) New computational tools have allowed judicial
(18.) Black's Law Dictionary defines obiter dictum as "[a] judicial comment made while delivering a judicial opinion
, but one that is unnecessary to the decision in the case and therefore not precedential (although it may be considered persuasive)".
This essay aims to remedy those misconceptions or misguided fears by helping undergraduate instructors, particularly historians, teach students how to handle judicial opinions
effectively and confidently.
Reporters, from the mainstream media (or should I say the "only-stream" media?) of newspapers, television, and radio were left to their own wits to ascertain what a judicial opinion
might mean and to try to communicate that interpretation to the public.
There are valuable collections of judicial opinions
, and other published writings, including books, articles, and correspondence, by the great judges, such as Holmes, Hand, and Friendly.
So the typical communicative context of judicial opinion
writing involves a rich set of common knowledge shared by the authors of the opinions and their intended audience.
This also affected the style of the Louisiana judicial opinion
The average reader could get through a 10,000-word judicial opinion
for $40 or so.
Instead, a discovery dispute between the parties ignited the blaze, providing the perfect storm for what is considered the first judicial opinion
to endorse predictive coding as a defensible way to review documents.
"The judicial opinion
has put things in perspective and has justified the state as a sponsor for social relations in the country," he said.
session held to present his judicial opinion
on whether the bill is contrary
It should apply with equal force to the universal rules on alluvion and the like, which had complete traction long before they were announced or ratified in any judicial opinion
. In this regard, Hawaiian customary law, expertly analyzed by Professor Bederman, is especially dense and offers a good laboratory to test the general problem of judicial takings.
A recently declassified judicial opinion
in the case of one of those detainees puts the lie to this assertion.
Cavendish treats the opinion as Florida's own Dred Scott, and does not mince his words, labeling it the "worst judicial opinion
ever written in Florida," but simultaneously advances compelling arguments for widespread study of the opinion as an "anticanon."