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  •  Nope that's not what it means (3+ / 0-)
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    LB in NC, mcfly, Bartimaeus Blue

    Per curiam decisions are issued by the Court; it does not "really" mean Stephens wrote it in the slightest way.  Stephens could have stayed this under his own authority as he is the justice responsible for the 6th Circuit but he referred it to the entire Court.  This decision does not mean "Justice Stephens writing for the Court."  This may sound like I'm quibbling over a minor technicality but it's kinda important in that having it issued by the Court - and ALL its members - indicates that NO ONE - not Alito, Thomas or Scalia - thought this was a close legal call.  This was a open-and-shut case that the 6th Circuit majority got slammed decisively.

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