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dissent

[disent′]
Etymology: L, dis + sentire, to feel
1 v, to differ in belief or opinion; to disagree.
2 n, (in law) a statement written by a judge who disagrees with the decision of the majority of the court. The dissent states explicit reasons for the contrary opinion. dissenting, adj.
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However, until 1957, no member ever dissented on a policy vote.
will[] accept the decision from which they dissented," instead of "hold[ing] on until they can pick up a fifth vote.
Justice Blackmun dissented, for example, in California v.
Six judges dissented from the denial of the en banc request, declaring that the role of the court "is to give affect to statutes as Congress enacts them," and explaining the "real consequences to a court's well-intentioned decision to fix Congress's mistakes.
Justices Marshall, Breyer, Douglas and Brennan dissented.
How has it happened in a church where the hierarchy has spent the last two decades clarifying and reiterating its position on a wide range of disputed questions, issuing a universal catechism, and disciplining all sorts of folks who dissented from or questioned the authority of official teachings?
Dissenting opinions: Judge Ruwe, joined by Chief Judge Cohen, dissented.
While all of the judges made a strong case for the necessity of MCIs to induce improvements in rental property and to provide an adequate return on investment, two of the five New York State Appellate Division judges dissented on the provision for a retroactive increase.
Perhaps if the dissenting Justices were focused on the value created by the extended deliberative process, and not merely on trying to serve strategic ends, they may have dissented more robustly.
49) Rehearing was ultimately denied and Chief Judge Jacobs dissented from the order denying the rehearing en banc.
America dissented from the papal encyclical Humanae vitae in 1968 and ever since the Jesuit editors have taken their distance from the Vatican, during the 1980s especially in the area of bioethics.