Notes_on_NYT_v - NOTES ON: New York Times v. United States...

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NOTES ON: New York Times v. United States 403 U.S. 713; 91 S.Ct. 2140; 29 L.Ed.2d 822 (1971) W HAT IS A PER CURIAM OPINION AND WHERE IS THE PRECEDENT ? Most U.S. Supreme Court opinions are authored by an individual justice and give detailed reasons for the ruling. If at least five justices , including the author, agree on the reasoning and outcome of the opinion, it is a majority opinion that has precedential value . Sometimes a justice agrees with the outcome of an opinion, but not with the reasoning supporting the outcome. In such cases, that justice may write a concurring opinion , which agrees with the outcome but states different reasons for reaching that outcome. A justice who disagrees with both the reasoning and the outcome may write a dissenting opinion . Which has precedential value? A majority opinion: YES. A concurring opinion: NO. A dissenting opinion: NO. U.S. Supreme Court opinions ordinarily are very detailed, with careful explanations of the reasoning supporting their rulings. However, sometimes the
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