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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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15)--to arrive at a happy conclusion: that Holmes was a great dissenter, not because he dissented often but because he dissented well.
Six judges dissented from the denial of the en banc request, declaring that the role of the court "is to give affect to statutes as Congress enacts them," and explaining the "real consequences to a court's well-intentioned decision to fix Congress's mistakes.
Justices Stewart, Brennan, Marshall and Douglas dissented.
The Justices dissented not only to the imposition of capital punishment in cases granted certiorari review, but also in almost every capital case where certiorari was denied.
Had any members of the FOMC actually dissented at the March meeting, the surprise move towards greater transparency would have held more drama.
In Europe, Asia, and the Middle East they dissented from what their priests, their bishops, even their pope was proposing.
He dissented when a coalition of abortion enthusiasts and The-State-Can-Do-No-Wrong conservatives on the bench ran roughshod over the free speech rights of abortion protesters (Madsen v.
Part IV takes the individual cases in which Judge Straub has dissented in within the time constraints of this study, summarizes the majority opinion, and describes how Judge Straub's analysis in his dissenting opinions differs from that of his majority opinions.
Board member Barbara Dore, who dissented when the resolution was adopted, said she hopes the Stetson report will place the issue of truth in water-supply figures to rest.
A year later, at least one member dissented in every meeting.
Gonzales, Justice Cordy dissented from the majority decision which held that the presence of cash on defendants was enough to link them to the possession of heroin, even though there was no evidence that the defendants were present when an informant purchased drugs.
By contrast, command officers serving on the boards dissented on 10 cases - in each of those recommending more severe penalties, or finding officers guilty of more charges than the other board members did, the report said.