majority opinion

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the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as 'the opinion')

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Roberts was consistent in his dissent with his majority opinion in the prior case, again deferring to the role of the legislative bodies, in this case state legislatures, in defining what marriage means and how it should be defined in the laws of the states, where traditionally marriage questions have been defined, there being no mention of marriage in the U.
6) 1) I discuss political issues that are debated in the Kuwaiti society face- to-face with women I know regardless of whether my view opposes the majority opinion.
Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion correctly notes that the "individual mandate is not a valid exercise of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause" --yet finds it to be a valid exercise of the taxing power.
In a majority opinion written by Justice Stephen Breyer, the Court's decision is primarily a victory for stare decisis (by which courts follow precedent and do not lightly overturn settled principles of law).
In my view, the majority opinion reaches its intended result by ignoring these well-settled tenets of law, invading the province of the Legislature to force a sea-change in workers' compensation law and leaving Kentucky's equal protection precedent in shambles.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito.
North Carolina, the justices agreed that North Carolina was not bound to continue spending money on a project that "would have wasted millions of its taxpayers' dollars on what seemed to be a futile effort," Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the court's majority opinion.
I ACCEPT that the scrapping of the National Heath Service is not a majority opinion in the Tory party.
Moreover, the majority opinion held that even the lab analysts involved in determining that the drugs Mr.
They ignored majority opinion when it came to issues such as devolution and the poll tax, leading to them being wiped out atWestminster.
In the majority opinion, written by Justice David Souter, the justices set aside a lower court ruling that the confession was voluntary, despite the delay.
As Justice O'Connor noted in her majority opinion, "IN]one of the parties has suggested such a result, no doubt because the rule is so settled.
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): When faced with a decision, preschoolers prefer to go by majority opinion, says a new study.
As for those five justices joining in the majority opinion, it seemed to me the lackluster zeal of a few for protecting our rights was less than inspiring.
Castille wrote the majority opinion, stating that a 2002 Supreme Court decision allowed states to define mental retardation, and that his ruling merely followed the definition set forth by the state Supreme Court in the 2005 case Commonwealth v.