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Different Types of Supreme Court Opinions

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A dissenting opinion

A

Is written by a Justice who agrees with the decision of the majority of judges but for different reasons.

B

Explains the Justices' reasons for not taking a case.

C

Explains why a Justice does not agree with the decision of the Court's majority.

D

Explains why it is the role of the court to take a specific case.

E

Explains the legal philosophy behind a ruling issued by the Court.