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Opinions First - Argument Afterwards


Daniel J. Bussel


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

December 5, 2013

61 UCLA Law Review 1194 (2014)
UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 13-40

Abstract:     
For twenty-five years, the California Supreme Court has operated under a bizarre internal operating procedure that requires majority opinions to be written and agreed to prior to oral argument. This procedure squanders and demeans the partiesā€™ formal opportunity for appellate argument, is inconsistent with traditional common law appellate process, and violates the state and federal Constitutions.

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Keywords: California Supreme Court, judicial opinions, judicial procedure, constitutional law, appellate process

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Date posted: December 7, 2013 ; Last revised: June 4, 2014

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Bussel, Daniel J., Opinions First - Argument Afterwards (December 5, 2013). 61 UCLA Law Review 1194 (2014); UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 13-40. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2364110

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