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|Judicial opinions & aggregates for official decisions (O.S-Federal)|
A judicial opinion is a form of legal opinion written by a judge or a panel of judges explaining how they resolved a legal dispute. It cites the decision reached to resolve the dispute. A judicial opinion usually includes the reasons behind the decision. Where there are three or more judges, it may take the form of a majority opinion, minority opinion or a concurring opinion.
Kinds of judicial opinions
- A majority opinion is a judicial opinion agreed to by more than half of the members of a court. A majority opinion sets becomes the decision of the court in a particular case.
- A concurring opinion is written to agree with a decision, but for giving different reasons for the agreement. When it is joined by the greatest number of judges, it is referred to as the plurality opinion.
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