/Tag: Dissent
10 Nov, 2022

What Was Justice Jackson’s First Opinion?

2022-11-10T14:54:25-06:00November 10th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Newly confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson issued her first Supreme Court opinion this week, a brief dissent in support of an Ohio death row inmate. In a two-page order, she disagreed with the full Court’s decision not to take up an appeal brought by Davel Chinn, who shot and killed a man during an attempted [...]

31 Jan, 2017

Supreme Court History — “In Defense of Dissents”

2019-03-18T18:47:18-05:00January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Today in our look at Supreme Court history, we examine a lecture Justice William J. Brennan Jr. gave in 1985 entitled “In Defense of Dissents.” Brennan begins with the question: What does a judge…hope to accomplish by dissenting? After all, the law is the law, and in our system, whether in the legislature or the [...]