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

New on SSRN:

Dissents from the Bench: A Compilation of Oral Dissents Issued by U.S. Supreme Court Justices by Jill Duffy (Supreme Court of the United States) and Elizabeth Lambert (United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York)

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

The appendix is quite handy for your reference desk as it contains a list of the oral dissents from the October Term of 1969 to the present. Just in case you were wondering: the authors found 117 oral dissents.

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

One thought on “Dissents from the Bench: A Compilation of Oral Dissents Issued by U.S. Supreme Court Justices

  1. Pingback: Dissents from the Bench – More from the New York Times « Legal Research Plus

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