more on names of court opinions

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 14 06:45:01 UTC 2011

A while ago, we had some questions about names of court opinions. Here's a
follow-up from Eugene Volokh:
> Concurral and Dissental
> Eugene Volokh • September 12, 2011 1:13 pm
> These two new terms, referring to a concurrence in the denial of rehearing
> en banc and a dissent from the denial of rehearing en banc, were minted by
> my former boss, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, and are now apparently being used
> by some Ninth Circuit judges. Above the Law is now running an online poll
> about them; David Lat dislikes them on aesthetic grounds, but I don’t share
> his aesthetic judgment on this and find the words to be useful. In any case,
> if you run across the terms, you’ll know what they mean.

Some links in the text.


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