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  •  Aren't those assigned by the Chief? (0+ / 0-)

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 10:42:31 AM PDT

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    •  The senior justice (1+ / 0-)
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      assigns the writing of the main opinion to his or her side. The Chief is by definition senior to anyone else. But the side that voted against the Chief has a senior justice, too, who assigns the writing of the main opinion on that side.

      However, any justice can write a separate opinion.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 10:51:32 AM PDT

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