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dissent

1. Christianity separation from an established church; Nonconformism
2. the voicing of a minority opinion in announcing the decision on a case at law; dissenting judgment
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(56) While the court ruled that the trial court abused its discretion by precluding the evidence of third-party culpability and awarded the defendant a new trial, Judge Fahey dissented by arguing that the court should not overrule the trial court's discretionary decision unless it was a clear abuse of discretion.
Official records of FOMC policy decisions identify all members' votes, including those who voted with the majority and those, if any, who dissented. (3) The records also provide information about the reasons for the Committee's decision and usually a summary of any dissenting views.
Lamer CJ dissented, in part, on the basis that the new provisions were unconstitutional since they infringed the rights of the accused by their application to records in the possession or under the control of the Crown, as opposed to the records in the possession of third parties.
For purposes of this Note, analysis is not confined only to those cases where a Justice participated and dissented in the precedential case.
Georgia, (8) Justice Blackmun wrote simply "I concur in the judgment." (9) That same Term, he dissented from a decision that would ultimately become not only a pillar of the Court's death-penalty jurisprudence but also, two decades later, an important part of his own analysis in Callins: Woodson v.
Lief would disagree with Tushnet's characterization of Holmes as a "great dissenter." Lief dismisses the title "great dissenter" as "a description which would grossly misrepresent [Holmes's] position." (8) Holmes was not "a voice crying in the wilderness." (9) By this Lief means that Holmes dissented neither often nor alone.
Not as many as I would like to have had upheld, but more than any of the rest of them." (5) He also furnished for his oral history a "List of Cases in which I Have Dissented Where the Supreme Court of the United States Has Agreed with My Dissent and Reversed the Supreme Court of California." (6)
Remarkably, there were nine special opinions, seven of which concurred in part and dissented in part.
The thrust of his remarks were that in his opinion Catholic MPs who dissented from Catholic teaching in this matter would first have to go to confession, before receiving Communion.
Thomas, too, dissented from the majority in that case, on the ground that in his view anti-sodomy laws were not unconstitutional; but he also noted that the Texas law was "uncommonly silly" and deserved to be repealed.
INR dissented when the CIA concluded that Pakistan was selling M-11 missiles to China in the 1990s, though it turned out that the sales actually were taking place.