Dissents from the Bench: A Compilation of Oral Dissents by U.S. Supreme Court Justices

Law Library Journal, Vol. 102, p. 7, Winter 2010

35 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2009 Last revised: 29 Jun 2016

Jill Duffy

Government of the United States of America - United States Supreme Court

Elizabeth Lambert

Federal Judicial Center

Date Written: June 15, 2009

Abstract

Oral dissents identify some of the Supreme Court justices’ most deeply held minority opinions. While print dissents are published routinely, oral dissents are not systematically tracked. This article presents the results of our AALL grant-funded project to locate oral dissents issued from October 1969 through today, discusses the methodology used in compiling our list, and describes various aspects of oral dissents that may make some more difficult to find. Our list first published in Law Library Journal is kept current here on SSRN.

Notes: This project was funded by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Research Fund: An Endowment Established by Lexis-Nexis.

Keywords: oral dissent, dissent, opinion announcement, bench statement, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Justices

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Duffy, Jill and Lambert, Elizabeth, Dissents from the Bench: A Compilation of Oral Dissents by U.S. Supreme Court Justices (June 15, 2009). Law Library Journal, Vol. 102, p. 7, Winter 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1418218

Jill Duffy (Contact Author)

Government of the United States of America - United States Supreme Court ( email )

Washington, DC 20002
United States

Elizabeth Lambert

Federal Judicial Center ( email )

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