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Sometimes there are justices who do not agree with either the reasoning used or result reached by the majority. These justices write to express the basis of their disagreement with the majority. The reasoning in all dissenting opinions should be summarized in this section of the brief. Significance: What Does This Opinion Mean for the Law? This section of the brief discusses why the case is important. For example, it can not significant deviations from past doctrine or the extensions of previous doctrine. Given the focus of the class, it is also useful to note in your brief who writes which opinions, and who joins which blocs. Shifts in judicial alignments will often influence the outcome of a given case or string of cases.
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Personal Interpretation and Substance? This section of the brief permits you to offer your own personal opinions which should bet be reflected in the balance of the brief. Reference(s): The case and supporting materials/matter you utilized in completing this brief. All references listed here, as well as citations utilized to support/document your work above must be in APA format based on the 6th edition of the APA manual. The text that appears below the above line should not be included in your submitted work. This template was developed from Krislov’s Judicial Process and Constitutional Law
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(1972). Krislov, S. (1972) Judicial process and constitutional law . Boston, MA: Little Brown & Co.
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