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For these Supreme Court justices,
unanimous doesn’t mean unity

Washington Post, by Robert Barnes

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/1/2014 9:57:19 PM

Supreme Court experts have been looking for the right word to describe the term’s record number of agree-not-to-disagree unanimous decisions: Faux-nimity? Un-unanimous? The number of rulings without dissent skyrocketed to rates not seen since the 1940s, and the court’s percentage of closely divided decisions dropped to a modern low. Such cases can mask deeper conflicts, and those were on display in the term’s finale this week. The decisions announced Monday showed that stark divisions — conservative opposed to liberal; Republican appointees on one side, Democratic ones on the other; even women vs. men — exist on the court beneath a frequent

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 7/1/2014 10:05:49 PM     (No. 9907730)

I´m sorry, I don´t buy it. I´ve observed this phenomenon, too, but my conclusion is that some of the libs, especially the Obama appointees, have voted with the majority in cases that they new they didn´t have a chance of prevailing in order to try not to look like the liberal toadies they are. Not convincing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: misterdickens, 7/1/2014 10:33:08 PM     (No. 9907760)

More garbage from the paper of garbage.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wizard of IS, 7/2/2014 1:37:01 AM     (No. 9907851)

The prestitutes have no shame. Faux-nimity? Un-unanimous? Indeed. It all depends on what the meaning of the is is.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/2/2014 7:42:40 AM     (No. 9907961)

hmm perhaps there should be more outrage at other OUTCOMES based analysis

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