Unformatted text preview: senior justice who is in the majority. It explains the Court’s justification for its decision and sets guidelines for other courts to follow in subsequent cases . Opinions Majority opinion : Opinion of a court laying out the official position of the court in the case. Concurring opinion : Opinion by a judge that agrees with the court majority’s result (that is, which party wins) but sets out a separate rationale . Dissenting opinion : Opinions written by judges who disagree with the result reached by the majority as to who should win a case. Plurality judgment: Opinion of the court that results when a majority of the justices cannot agree on the rationale for a decision....
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- Spring '13
- Oral Arguments, oral argument